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Dates and locations may be scheduled upon request
Trunk Training

Holocaust Museum Houston invites teachers to familiarize themselves with our dynamic Albert and Ethel Herzstein Curriculum Trunk Program and to request trunks for use in class.

Trunks are designed especially for use by elementary school, middle school, high school, and college educators to assist them in teaching, not only the historical facts relating to the Holocaust, but more importantly, the lessons of prejudice awareness and the consequences of apathy in society.

In order 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 and around the world to requesting teachers on a first-come, first-served basis.

This program is generously underwritten by the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation.


Where?
Dates and locations may be scheduled upon request


Contact Info
713.942.8000, ext. 118
For more information on trunk training or to request trunks
Teacher Training
Avrohm Wisenberg Classroom, Morgan Family Center, Holocaust Museum Houston
Max M. Kaplan Summer Institute for Educators

The Max M. Kaplan Summer Institute for Educators at Holocaust Museum Houston is a four-day program that moves beyond the general history of the Holocaust to explore the various dimensions and implications of the Holocaust and other genocides.

The institute, from July 7 through July 10, 2009, provides substantive content and the opportunity to network with internationally known scholars of the Holocaust and teachers from around the world.

Working in the Museum’s exhibit space and classroom, teachers grow in their understanding of the Holocaust and refine their skills to teach about the history and lessons of the Holocaust.

The program is directed toward educators on a secondary or higher level, but university students and educators of all levels who have a specific interest in, and background knowledge of, the Holocaust are invited to attend.  Seating is limited and is on a competitive basis.  The cost to attend the program is $150, which includes lunch and materials for the four days.

Applications for the 2009 Summer Institute for Educators must be received with payment by Monday, June 22, 2009. 

The program will be held in the Avrohm I. Wiesenberg Classroom and in the Museum’s galleries, Morgan Family Center, Holocaust Museum Houston.

This educator training project has been supported by a grant from the  Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc.; and is generously underwritten by the Max M. Kaplan Teacher Education Fund and The Brown Foundation, with special thanks to Continental Airlines, the official airline of Holocaust Museum Houston.

APPLICATION FORM


Where?
Avrohm Wisenberg Classroom, Morgan Family Center, Holocaust Museum Houston
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004


Contact Info
Education Department
713-942-8000, ext. 123
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Teacher Training
Avrohm I. Wiesenberg Classroom, Morgan Family Center, Holocaust Museum Houston
Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers

This week-long program introduces university students preparing for a career in teaching to the history and to the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides. The Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers, supported by The Warren Fellowship Fund, is developing a corps of educators who want to learn how to effectively teach about genocide and the Holocaust.

The fellowship takes place May 27, 2009 through June 1, 2009 at Holocaust Museum Houston in Houston, Texas. Twenty-five pre-service teacher educators will be selected by a faculty and Museum panel and will be designated as 2009 Warren Fellows.
 
Once accepted to this prestigious fellowship, participants attend a five-day, all-expense paid summer institute designed to immerse the Fellows in historical and pedagogical issues related to the Holocaust. Eminent Holocaust and genocide scholars provide historical and academic content and university faculty and Museum staff provide pedagogical context.

During the week, Fellows have the opportunity to meet and work with survivors of the Holocaust. Following the program, Fellows are invited to participate in numerous educational activities and outreach opportunities, including the possibility of study at Yad Vashem in Israel. Students who plan to teach elementary, middle or secondary school subjects of history, social studies, English/language arts, speech, art, and foreign language are encouraged to apply for the Warren Fellowship.

This program is by application only. Applications must be received by March 31, 2009.

APPLICATION FORM


Where?
Avrohm I. Wiesenberg Classroom, Morgan Family Center, Holocaust Museum Houston
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004


Contact Info
Education Department
713-942-8000, ext. 123
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Teacher Training
Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multipurpose Learning Center
Teacher Training: “Race and Membership in American History”
Facing History and Ourselves returns to Holocaust Museum Houston to conduct this special one-week seminar. Although forgotten by most Americans today, during the early 20th century, the eugenics movement flourished in the United States. In the name of science and progress, eugenic proponents claimed that social problems, such as crime, poverty and violence, were caused by inferior racial traits passed on from one generation to another. This thinking influenced the passage of involuntary sterilization laws, immigration restriction legislation and state prohibitions on interracial marriages. The resource book “Race and Membership in American History” by Facing History and Ourselves chronicles this history. This four-day seminar, from July 20 through July 24, 2009, is intended for secondary teachers, teachers of American history, teachers of interdisciplinary American Studies courses, and a range of social studies and English electives. This seminar will help teachers develop new insights into how notions of inclusion and exclusion have affected the thinking, behavior and policies of Americans since the founding of our nation. Questions about the program should be directed to Tracy Garrison-Feinberg at 212-868-6544, ext. 34 or by e-mail to tracy_garrison-feinberg@facing.org. For an application and cost information, visit http://www.facinghistory.org.
Where?
Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multipurpose Learning Center
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004

Contact Info
Tracy Garrison-Feinberg
212-868-6544, ext. 34
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Teacher Training
Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multipurpose Learning Center
Teacher Training: “The Intersection of World Religions”

This fall, Holocaust Museum Houston hosts two new exhibits that address the intersection of religions:  “A Blessing to One Another:  Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People” and “Besa:  Muslims Who Saved Jews During the Holocaust.”  This one-day teacher training scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, will focus on the intersection of religions and the power that can rest there.

During the day, participants will consider how Judaism, Christianity and Islam intersected during the Holocaust, tour the two exhibits, consider the impact and universal nature of “the Golden Rule,” and make connections between content learned during the day and the TEKS requirements respective to their classrooms. The workshop is intended for teachers interested in learning more about world religions and where they intersect, but especially for grade 6 and world history teachers. Participants will need to provide their own lunch, but otherwise there is no cost to attend this program. 

To register, please e-mail your name, school name, phone number and grade level/courses taught to education@hmh.org.


Where?
Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multipurpose Learning Center
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004


Contact Info
Education Dept.
713-942-8000

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Holocaust Museum Houston
Morgan Family Center
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004-6804
Phone: 713-942-8000



Holocaust Museum Houston is a member of the Houston Museum District Association and is located in Houston's Museum District.

Holocaust Museum Houston is an accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums.

Hours and Admission
 
The Museum is open to the public seven days a week.

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.


The Laurie and Milton Boniuk Resource Center and Library is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Library is closed Sundays.

The Museum is closed for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For other holiday hours, visit the "Events" tab on the Museum’s Web site at www.hmh.org.

Effective April 15, 2014, admission rates for Holocaust Museum Houston will change. Please note the new rates:

Members FREE
Children under age 6 FREE
Students age 6-18 FREE
College-level with valid school ID FREE
Seniors age 65+ $8
Active-Duty Military $8
General Admission $12

Holocaust Museum Houston is free each Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Memorial Day (May 26, 2014), D-Day (June 6, 2014), Kristallnacht (Nov. 9, 2014) and International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27, 2015).

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