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Candle(1)TEACHING MATERIALS FOR HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

April 28, 2014 - Yom Hashoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day.  The annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Community Program will be held on Sunday, April 27. 
For more information on Holocaust Remembrance Day, planning commemorations, resources, and a list of names that can be read as a memorial project with students,  click here.

 

"WITH MY OWN EYES: Holocaust. Genocide. Today."
A series of three articles presented by the Holocaust Center and the Seattle Times Newspapers In Education Program.  This series of newspaper articles focuses on the testimonies and artifacts of local Holocaust survivors. Students will be introduced to the Holocaust through personal stories of three Holocaust survivors and the accompanying teacher's guide. For grades 6-12.

This series is a compliment to the short introductory film "With My Own Eyes."  "With My Own Eyes" (film) was produced by the Holocaust Center and was re-released in January 2014.

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Article 1 (Feb. 7, 2014) - Magda Schaloum, Auschwitz Survivor
Article 2 (Feb. 14, 2014) - Steve Adler, Survivor and Part of the Kindertransport
Article 3 (Feb. 28, 2014) - Henry Friedman, Survived the Holocaust in Hiding
Curriculum
More info on the Seattle Times Newspapers In Education Program

"Jude" starEVERYDAY OBJECTS: Artifacts from Washington State Holocaust Survivors

The poster series consists of 12 posters, sized 8.5 x 11 inches, double-sided.  Each poster features an artifact and its story.

The revised second edition of this series was funded by the Alfred and Tillie Shemanski Trust Fund. The original project was made possible by grants from Humanities Washington and the Women's Endowment Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.

Curriculum for "Everyday Objects"  Created by master teachers, this curriculum gives teachers background information and a variety of activities for using the poster set to teach about the Holocaust and related issues which face us today.  Funding for the curriculum provided by 4Culture/Lodging Tax Fund.

More information and free downloads of the posters and curriculum

 

 

RESOURCES ON BULLYING

No Bullying

Bully - the movie and the project

U.S. Government's new official anti-bullying campaign website: http://stopbullying.gov

A Case Study in Ostracism. By Facing History and Ourselves: http://ostracism.facinghistory.org

MTV's anti-bullying campaign website: http://www.athinline.org

Bullied: Teen Stories from Generation PRX - The Youth Radio Producers Hub. http://generation.prx.org/bullied

"Find A Voice" campaign. It's not always just about the bully and the victim. Everyone's involved. This powerful video is only 30 seconds, but will change the way you respond to bullying. WATCH NOW

  

 

SUGGESTED HANDOUTS FOR TEACHERS & STUDENTS 

36 Questions (link to the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance)

Glossary (link to the USHMM)

Guidelines for Teaching the Holocaust(pdf - from the USHMM)

Key Topics to Consider when Teaching the Holocaust (pdf)

Perspectives - Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust(pdf)

Pyramid of Hate (pdf - from the ADL)

Statistics (link to Holocaust Chronicle)

Statistics - Jewish Populations and Losses by Country (pdf)

Chronology of the Holocaust (pdf - from the USHMM)

Suggested Websites(pdf) 

 

LESSONS & ACTIVITIES

WITH MY OWN EYES: HOLOCAUST. GENOCIDE. TODAY.  (film)
The Holocaust Center has produced a 20-minute educational documentary. This video weaves the testimonies and artifacts of local Holocaust survivors with contemporary issues of bullying, bystanders, and world genocides. The goal of the documentary is to introduce the viewer to the Holocaust and to connect this history to our world today. For grades 7 and up.

B'NAI MITZVAH PROJECTS
Studying the Holocaust challenges students and citizens of all ages to promote human dignity, confront hatred, and work to prevent genocide. Choose a b'nai mitzvah project that focuses on an aspect of the Holocaust. YOU have the opporutnity to take actions that will have a positive effect on our world now and on our future. More info

WHERE DO I START?
Initial steps for teaching about the Holocaust:

Become acquainted with Holocaust history; Review "Guidelines" for teaching about the Holocaust; Develop your goals; Decide on a timeframe; Choose themes; Find resources

 

INTRODUCTORY LESSONS & ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHING ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST
by Josephine Cripps, Teacher at Alternative School #1, Seattle
"These lessons comprise a basic, introductory unit that is unconventional in a couple of ways. First, the lessons are highly scripted in order to assist teachers who worry about what to say when they introduce the Holocaust. Second, the lessons emphasize group work, peer teaching, and activities that get students out of their seats...The lessons are presented in the order in which I teach them over the first few weeks of a semester-long course."
All of the documents are in pdf format. 1. Introduction to the Lessons and Handouts; 2. Rationale and Objectives; 3. Lesson 1 - What we already know; 4. Circle Frame Handout; 5. Lesson 2 - Word Splash; 6. Word Splash Handout (for Lesson 2); 7. Lesson 3 - The Spectrum of Hatred and the Wall of Compassion; 8. Lesson 4 - Human Mapping; 9. Lesson 5 - Remembrance; 10. Lesson 6 - Timelne; 11. Lesson 7 - Survivor Visits; 12. Lesson 8 - The Long Hatred; 13. Lesson 9 - Propaganda; 14. Lesson 10 - Readers Theater - The White Rose; 15. "A Production of the White Rose" (for Lesson 10)

STUDYING THE HOLOCAUST: RESISTANCE, RESCUE, AND SURVIVAL
A Newspapers In Education Series, published in the Seattle Times, 2005
14 articles explore the Holocaust and issues relevant to today: moral courage, civil liberties, and social responsibility. Integrated into these themes are stories of local survivors. The teacher guide offers additional background information, quotes from local survivors, activities, and suggested resources. For grades 7-12.

STORIES AMONG US: PERSONAL ACCOUNTS OF GENOCIDE
A Newspapers In Education Series, published in the Seattle Times, 2008
Published in the Seattle Times on Wednesdays, April 9 - June 11, 2008, this 10-article series focuses on the stories of individuals in our community directly affected by genocide during the past century.

WASL PREP - HOLOCAUST WRITING PROMPTS
Created by Kim Spradlin and Tammy Grubb, teachers in the Eastmont School District for the Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center. July 2008.

BLOG - MORE EXAMPLES
For examples of what teachers are doing in their classrooms, check out the Holocaust Center's Blog!

 

GUIDES TO BOOKS

Below is a sampling of some of the teacher guides available for books and movies.  If you would like to receive a copy of one of these guides, or if there is a book/dvd for which you want a guide that is not listed, please contact Ilana Cone Kennedy, Director of Education, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

All But My Life, by Gerda Weissmann Klein; The Diary of Anne Frank; Daniel's Story by Carol Matas; Hana's Suitcase by Karen Levine; Night by Elie Wiesel; Number the Stars by Lois Lowry; "Schindler's List" (film); And More!

 

 

SUGGESTED WEBSITES

students with computerHolocaust Center's BLOG!

Anne Frank Museum Amsterdam

Anne Frank Center USA

Facing History and Ourselves

Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR)

Jewish Partisans Educational Foundation (JPEF)

Simon Wiesenthal Center - Museum of Tolerance

Teaching Tolerance - Southern Poverty Law Center

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)

USC Shoah Foundation and iWitness

Yad Vashem - Jerusalem

For handouts or information on specific topics, please contact Ilana Cone Kennedy, Director of Education, at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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