A NOTE ABOUT THE CURRICULUM TRUNK PROGRAM

Holocaust Museum Houston's Curriculum Trunk Program has great importance to many schools. This academic year, however, there is very limited funding available for the program, and the Museum will have to limit the number of trunks distributed at no cost and suggest that educators apply early to be considered for this program.

For questions or more information, please e-mail trunks@hmh.org. To order a trunk online, visit the Museum Web site at www.hmh.org.
 

UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

“Studying the Holocaust and History through Photography: Concepts and Controversies”
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Morgan Family Center

Holocaust Museum Houston will offer this one-day educator’s workshop during which participants will explore the various forms of Holocaust-era photography and consider the perspective and use of the images during the Holocaust. Participants will expand photograph analysis and media literacy skills to incorporate in their classrooms as activities that enrich teaching of the Holocaust and the new understandings being developed by historians today. After taking part in analysis-based programming, participants will spend part of the afternoon at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston as they tour the exhibit “War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath” with the lead curator of that show, Anne Wilkes Tucker. After viewing this show, participants will return to Holocaust Museum Houston for a preview of the upcoming exhibition, “Through Soviet Jewish Eyes,” a photography-based exhibition exploring images created during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. This exhibition will be on view at HMH beginning in April 2013. The cost for the one-day session – including materials – is $25. Lunch is not included. Seating is limited, and advance registration is required. Visit http://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP
online. Please Note: Online registration is non-refundable. For more information, e-mail education@hmh.org.
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QUESTION OF THE MONTH

As the Education Department works to create future professional development opportunities, we are looking for your input. Please participate in this brief seven-question survey.  Your feedback is valuable – from helping us know the topics to cover to the days of the week that are best, we know we will learn much from you!

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RESOURCE OF THE MONTH

"Imagine the Unimagineable: Ending Genocide in the 21st Century"

This symposium presented by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in cooperation with the Council on Foreign Relations and CNN was conducted in July 2012. This site includes information about the symposium, the ability to view part of the symposium (archived) and connects viewers to the poll regarding views of Americans in relation to actions against genocide and mass atrocities.
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FROM THE COLLECTION

Holocaust Museum Houston's “Adopt an Artifact” program allows visitors and school groups to help protect our collections for future generations in an inexpensive way. At only $10 per card, it's easy for a class planning a tour to help out.

Photograph of Irving Reifer, 1945 

I am a photograph of Polish survivor Irving Reifer, taken in April or May 1945 in Germany in his prison uniform and hat. I serve to remind that “we must never forget” the Holocaust.

Reifer miraculously survived nine  concentration camps and a death march. This photo was taken shortly after his liberation. The Reifer collection focuses on his time in the Displaced Persons camps while awaiting emigration to the United States. Photographs, if cared for properly, can last for generations.
 

 

MESSAGE FROM THE
EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

This past summer, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum commissioned a poll regarding attitudes related to genocide and mass atrocities. There is much to study within the poll, conducted by Penn Schoen Berland. For instance,

  • 94 percent of Americans view genocide as still very much a concern and could occur today,
  • 66 percent of Americans believe that genocide is preventable,
  • 69 percent of Americans think the US should prevent or stop genocide or mass atrocities from occurring in another part of the world, and
  • 76 percent of Americans think that education about the history of genocide can help prevent future atrocities.

We invite you to consider the information within this poll and how it can impact the lessons and units of study you have planned for the year. More information on the poll can be found at the Resource of the Month contained in this newsletter.  

-- The Education Department


    
 

Visit our Web site for lesson plans, resources for teaching about the Holocaust and other genocides and information about current exhibitions.  Educators can also order a curriculum trunk, request a docent-led tour or register for public programs offered at the Museum. 
 

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