Educator and Classroom Resources

Enhance Your Teaching of the Holocaust

Enrich your classroom experience using this plethora of information about the Holocaust. From verified organizations, this resource list offers study guides, virtual tours, photos, and online exhibits to communicate the impact of the Holocaust on today’s society.

 

Echoes and Reflections 

Since 2005, this combined effort of three world leaders in education—the Anti-Defamation League, USC Shoah Foundation, and Yad Vashem—has now reached more than 30,000 educators across the United States. 

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Yad Vashem – The World Holocaust Remembrance Center

Since 2005, this combined effort of three world leaders in education—the Anti-Defamation League, USC Shoah Foundation, and Yad Vashem—has now reached more than 30,000 educators across the United States.

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 Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior (Brookline, MA)

Facing History and Ourselves provides an interdisciplinary approach to citizenship education. Students move from thought to judgment to participation as they confront the moral questions inherent in a study of violence, racism, antisemitism, and bigotry. The readings and activities explore the consequences of discrimination, racism, and antisemitism by holding up “the tarnished mirror of history” to one of the most violent times in world history — the 1930s and 1940s.

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Google Cultural Institute Online Holocaust Collections

The Google Cultural Institute includes online exhibits, videos, and photographs from other resources around the web for a comprehensive and easy-to-use teaching resource.

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The German Propaganda Archive at Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Calvin College’s archive is a collection of English translations of propaganda material from Nazi Germany and the German Democratic Republic, maintained by Randall Bytwerk,  Professor Emeritus at Calvin College and author of the book Bending Spines: The Propagandas of Nazi Germany and the German Democratic Republic. The archive also includes an impressive collection of German posters, cartoons, pamphlets, war correspondents reports, and speeches.

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Teaching From Adventurers Against Their Will by Joanie Schirm

Based on her father’s collection of 400 letters from the time of the Holocaust, Adventurers Against Their Will is the deeply personal account of a daughter’s investigative journey to locate the Czech correspondents and their descendants around the world.  It is a nonfiction book based on actual correspondence during the war and is well-suited for the Social Studies or Language Arts teacher Grades 9-12 or above. It is Recommended Reading for Grades 9-12 by the Florida Department of Education and a 2013 Global EBook Award Winner: Best Biography and Book Trailer.

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