HOUSTON, TX (Jan. 23, 2012) – Holocaust Museum Houston has announced a new school competition for one area teacher to qualify for up to $300 in transportation reimbursement for students to visit the Museum.
Educators who enter the “Come Join… The Human Race” competition can earn their students a free guided tour of the Museum’s permanent exhibition “Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers” and the changing exhibit “The Impact of Racist Ideologies: Jim Crow and the Nuremberg Laws.”
Today, scientists believe all human beings are part of one race, the human race. At Holocaust Museum Houston, permanent and changing exhibitions explore history and the choices made by the human race during and since the Holocaust. The goal of the competition is to help students to remember and memorialize the Holocaust learn to stop hate to create a better society, one of upstanders rather than bystanders.
To qualify, teachers must e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, school name, phone number and e-mail address along with a 200-word essay on why their school would benefit from learning about the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy and the importance of respecting cultural diversity. Then, the essay must be posted to the Museum’s Facebook page with the heading “Stop Hate. Starting Here: The Human Race” no later than Feb. 15, 2012.
School tours are designed to meet the needs of students in grades six through college and take about two hours. Specific tours also can be designated for younger students. The winning tour may be scheduled any weekday prior to Aug. 19, 2012 (subject to scheduling availability).
Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors' legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, the Museum teaches the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.
Holocaust Museum Houston is free and open to the public and is located in Houston’s Museum District at 5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004. For more information about the Museum, call 713-942-8000 or visit www.hmh.org.