The Holocaust Center has many resources available for educators and students. Below you will find sample lesson plans, teaching trunks, and information on our annual Creative Arts Contest. We also have research tools available to supplement your learning.
The Holocaust Center created a series of lesson plans that present the history of the Holocaust in a chronological format using diaries, letters, poems, songs, speeches, art works, and other primary sources in order to present the history through Holocaust survivors’ voices.View Lesson Plans
Early in its history, the Holocaust Center made a commitment to provide teachers with all of the resources and materials necessary to implement Holocaust education into their classrooms. Traveling teaching trunks are a comprehensive Holocaust unit containing curricula as well as photo, print, and audio-visual resources appropriate for student use. The trunks were an immediate success and have been in high demand ever since.
The Holocaust Center’s teaching trunks are available for use in public and private schools, free of charge. Thousands of local students have learned about the Holocaust through their use. The influence of teaching trunks also extends beyond Central Florida. Many other Holocaust Centers across the United States have adopted our concept for use in their own communities.
The Holocaust Center regularly updates the materials in the trunks to provide schools with the best available resources. In this way, we hope the trunks will continue to be an important force in Holocaust education for years to come.
When a teacher requests a trunk, it can be customized to accommodate class size, learning level, time available, and other considerations. Reserve a trunk by contacting Mitch Bloomer by phone at 407-628-0555 ext. 283 or email.View Teaching Trunks
Each year the Holocaust Center sponsors a student creative arts contest. The contest is open to all students (public, private, and home schools) in Central Florida. All students who enter the contest receive a certificate and prizes are awarded to winning entries.View Creative Arts Contest