HIGHLIGHTED RESOURCES TO COMBAT RACISM & PROMOTE TOLERANCE
NO TIME TO THINK (article)
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. Nominated for the Association of King County Historical Organizations Legacy Award!
Through stories and artifacts of local Holocaust survivors, the museum’s exhibit engages visitors in the history of the Holocaust and challenges them to consider how each person’s actions make a difference. This curriculum is aligned with Common Core standards and can be used before, during, or after visiting the exhibit at the Holocaust Center for Humanity. The complete exhibit text and many artifacts and images included in the exhibit can be found in this curriculum. This curriculum is designed to be adapted for students in grades 7 and up. Winner of the Association of King County Historical Organizations Heritage Education Award!
EVERYDAY OBJECTS: Artifacts from Washington State Holocaust Survivors
"Everyday Objects" features 12 artifacts and the stories behind them. 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" - Funding for the curriculum provided by 4Culture/Lodging Tax Fund.
Common Questions about the Holocaust (link to the USHMM)
Glossary (link to the USHMM)
Key Topics to Consider when Teaching the Holocaust (pdf)
Pyramid of Hate (pdf - from the ADL)
Statistics - Jewish Populations and Losses by Country (pdf)
Chronology of the Holocaust (pdf - from the USHMM)
Suggested Websites (pdf)
Non-Jewish Victims (link to USHMM)
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.
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.
STUDYING THE HOLOCAUST: RESISTANCE, RESCUE, AND SURVIVAL, published in the Seattle Times, Newspapers In Education - 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, 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.
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!