3/18/2013
 
Museum Receives Grant to Convert Educational Trunks to iPads
 
HOUSTON, TX (March 18, 2013) – Holocaust Museum Houston has been awarded an $8,000 grant from the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission to convert its popular book-based educational curriculum trunks into an electronic iPad format.

The Curriculum Trunk Program is one of the most successful programs of the Museum and provides teachers with age- and grade-appropriate lesson plans in English and Spanish to ensure a comprehensive teaching unit about the Holocaust and other genocides, as well as the universal lessons that must be learned from them. Targeting elementary, middle and high school classrooms, the steamer-size trunks provide lesson plans and supplementary resources for teachers, librarians and educators. The program is available to educators in the 48 contiguous states — without cost —  thereby ensuring that all educators and their students can learn the history and lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides. In the 2011-2012 academic year, nearly 600 educators implemented the trunks in their classrooms, reaching more than 30,000 students.

The grant from the commission will assist the Museum in turning the large, bulky trunks into iPad-based products for an interactive and more exciting e-book format for today’s tech-savy students.

The trunk program enhances the use of critical thinking and, with the digital trunk program, necessary 21st-century skills. The program also encourages the study of the complex nature of mankind, and provides a framework for responsible and ethical behavior through the Museum’s “Triangle Lesson.” Through this lesson, educators assist students to learn about the major roles played in the Holocaust: perpetrator, bystander or rescuer/upstander. The Museum’s trunk curriculum increases awareness of stereotyping, prejudice and hatred as well as these behaviors' destructive consequences. This program allows each student to consider the individual responsibility they have to make a difference in their own school and community.

The program is also generously underwritten by the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation, the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Sending Support Charitable Foundation and The Trull Foundation.

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’s Morgan Family Center 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.
 
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