Holocaust Museum Houston invites you to participate in its dynamic Albert and Ethel Herzstein Curriculum Trunk Program. These trunks are designed especially for use by elementary school, middle school, high school and college educators to assist in teaching the historical facts relating to the Holocaust as well as the consequences of prejudice and apathy in society.
All trunks are a compilation of multimedia tools including videos, posters, CD-ROMs, artifact kits, maps, classroom sets of books, lessons plans and student activities. These instructional aids are on the cutting edge of teaching social consciousness, thus making students aware of personal responsibility and moral courage. The integrity of the trunks will be maintained at all times and new materials introduced as needed.
With a curriculum developed by Dr. Errol Putman of Geneseo College, the elementary school trunks are designed to be age-sensitive and teach prejudice awareness without going into the horrors of the Holocaust.
Middle school trunks teach the Holocaust with age-sensitive materials that encompass both social studies and language arts. High school social studies trunks are designed to teach the historical aspects of the Holocaust, while the language arts and advanced placement language arts trunks are designed to give high school and college-level teachers materials related to the Holocaust but that fit into the language arts curriculum.
We offer high school-level materials in Spanish.
The new genocide trunks are designed to provide a comprehensive curriculum in the instruction of other genocides (such as in Cambodia, Rwanda and Darfur) in middle and high school language arts and social studies classrooms.
To ensure maximum benefit in the use of the trunks, educator training is provided throughout the United States on a continuous basis. Training is provided at all levels of proficiency of Holocaust knowledge. Trunks are shipped nationwide to requesting teachers on a first-come, first-served basis.
Trunk applications are currently being accepted for the 2012-2013 school year only. Requests for curriculum trunks for the 2013-2014 school year will not be accepted until July 15, 2013. Information regarding trunks – including the new iPad-based trunks – will be announced at that time.
This program is generously underwritten by the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation, the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission, the Sending Support Charitable Foundation and The Trull Foundation..
For more information, call 713-942-8000, ext. 118 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.