FIELD TRIPS NOW
Field trips to Holocaust Museum
Houston truly help to complement a study about the Holocaust. Schools are
encouraged to consider bringing students to the Museum to learn more about
the experiences of survivors who settled in Houston after the war.
Docent-led tours are provided for groups of 10 or more, and there is no
fee for admission or a tour.
Due to space limitations within the
Museum, tours may not always be available. Teachers are encouraged to
discuss field trips with their administrators and make plans early.
Testing dates and grading periods should be kept in mind so that proposed
tour dates do not conflict with the school calendar.
Two new exhibitions opened at the
Museum this summer that are appropriate for students in grade three or
higher. Special tours can be arranged for these two
To request a field
trip, visit the HMH Web site at http://www.hmh.org/GroupTourRequest.aspx to complete the tour request form.
A new Group and Student Tour Guide
also will help prepare students to participate in their docent-led tour.
The guide is available for download at http://www.hmh.org/Uploads/PDF/Group_Student_Tours_Guide.pdf.
JOIN HMH FOR THE TEACHER
WORKSHOP “LEGACIES AND MEANING: THE WORLD WAR II ERA”
Two new exhibitions opened at Holocaust Museum Houston
this summer: “Ours To Fight For: American Jews in the Second World War”
and “The Impact of Racist Ideologies: Jim Crow and the Nuremberg Laws.”
This one-day teacher workshop
scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 will focus on the topics of these
two exhibitions. Beginning at 9 a.m., educators will view “Ours To Fight
For.” This exhibition details the experiences of American minorities
fighting in World War II, notably Jewish veterans. After viewing the
exhibition, teachers will participate in a session about implementing the
content of this exhibit in their classrooms.
The morning will be especially
relevant to history educators in addressing the new World War II TEKS. In
the afternoon, teachers will view and discuss “The Impact of Racist
Ideologies.” The afternoon session will include information about
eugenics, customs and the laws used to develop these societies. Teachers
who work with language, history and science will find these sessions
significant in their teaching.
Beginning at 7 p.m., the Museum
will present "Erased: Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present-Day
Ukraine," featuring Omer Bartov. This poignant travelogue reveals the
complete erasure of the Jews and their removal from public memory in the
service of a fiercely aggressive Ukranian nationalism. Omer Bartov, a
leading Holocaust scholar, discovers that he must learn to understand the
complex interethnic relationships and conflicts that have existed for
centuries. In this free public lecture, he will recreate the histories of
the vibrant Jewish and Polish communities who once lived there and
describe what is left today following their brutal and complete
The cost for the one-day workshop
session – including materials – is $15. Lunch is not included. The evening
lecture is free. To register for the workshop and/or the lecture, please
OCTOBER DISCUSSION TO
FOCUS ON “RACE AND FILM”
Custom and law are closely linked systems that affect
how people act toward each other. In the post-Civil War United States and
in Nazi Germany, the freedoms and rights of some groups of people were
limited. African-Americans were the primary target under the U.S. system
of Jim Crow Laws. Jewish people were the primary target under the
Nuremberg Laws of Nazi Germany.
Beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday,
Oct. 23, Holocaust Museum Houston will present “Race and Film: Clips from
Birth of a Nation and Jud Süss.”
Professor Cary Wintz from Texas
Southern University will provide commentary and lead discussion relevant
to these films. “Birth of a Nation,” directed by D.W. Griffith, was
released in 1915. It is one of the most famous and controversial movies
ever made. At the time, it was viewed as a technical marvel; crowds
flocked to see it throughout the United States. Today, however, the film
is most remembered for its racist portrayal of the period in American
history after the Civil War known as Reconstruction. “Jud Süss” is a 1940
film, produced by Terra Filmkunst, on behalf of the Nazi regime.
This program is cosponsored
by The Health Museum. Admission is free, but advance registration is
required. Visit http://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online. For more information, call 713-942-8000, ext.
104 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ADVANTAGE OF MEMBER SAVINGS
ON CLASSROOM MATERIALS
Join Holocaust Museum Houston
to take advantage of special savings on books, DVDs, posters and other
educational items when purchased on-site in the Museum
Educators qualify for the
Ally-level membership at only $25 per teacher and automatically receive a
10 percent discount on all items purchased as a member. Educator
members also receive a subscription to the Museum's printed newsletter
"Bearing Witness," invitations to Museum openings and events, one official
membership card and general circulation privileges from the
Laurie and Milton Boniuk Resource Center and Library.
To sign up now, click the
"Join Now" tab to the right or visit www.hmh.org and
click the Membership tab.
STEFI ALTMAN SEMINAR FOR
EDUCATORS TO FOCUS
ON "RETURNING: THE ART OF SAMUEL
Join the Education
Department for a half-day teacher workshop Marcxh 3, 2012 that focuses on
“Returning: The Art of Samuel Bak,” a planned exhibit on view at Holocaust
Museum Houston Feb. 17, 2012 through Aug 12, 2012.
Bak has said of his
work, “My paintings are meant to bear personal testimony to the trauma of
surviving.” In “Returning: The Art of Samuel Bak,” viewers encounter
familiar imagery used in unusual, somewhat surrealistic ways as they are
led on an astoundingly complex, beautiful and richly colorful journey to,
through and from the Holocaust.
During this Stefi Altman Seminar for Educators, from 9 a.m. to
1:30 p.m., educators will explore the history of Vilna, Lithuania
from World War I through World War II, the implications of this history on
the childhood of Bak and study the Holocaust as it occurred in Vilna. Time
will be spent connecting Bak’s art to literature and history so that
educators are prepared to implement the paintings in their existing lesson
plans. The Museum suggests schools or districts send teachers from
multiple disciplines to learn about the work of Bak, its ability to
transmit and challenge knowledge about the Holocaust and how to develop
cross-curricular lessons that support Holocaust pedagogy.
The cost for the one-day session – including materials – is $15. Lunch
is not included. Visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx