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Curriculum Trunks

Thank you for your interest in the Holocaust Museum Houston Digital Curriculum Trunk Program.
ipad Trunks
For the 2014-2015 academic year, our new digitally based iPad 2 and iPad mini trunks are the only curriculum trunks available (i.e., the traditional trunks are no longer available). Our digitally based trunks may be ordered on a first-come, first-served basis. For the 2014-2015 school year, there is no fee to borrow the trunks. Any shipping costs to non-local schools must be paid by the school; however, all schools must submit credit card information (see the Liability Information section of the application for details.)

Each trunk contains either a class set of iPad 2s or iPad minis (30 total per trunk). Each digital device has an individual cover and is pre-loaded with an iBook written by the Museum's education staff, “Exploring the Holocaust & Genocide,” which is an overview of Holocaust and genocide history, with connections to literature and art. There are also links to appropriate Web sites, if your school permits student access to the Internet via outside devices.  

The following literature pieces are available on each device (accessible via the Kindle application):

 Title Author
"Art from the Ashes:  A Holocaust Anthology"  
Lawrence Langer (ed.)

Ages 14+
Note: only available on the iPad 2s
"Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction" (2nd edition) Adam Jones Ages 14+
"The Book Thief" Markus Zusak  Ages 12+

"I Will Come Back for You: A Family in Hiding during World War II"
Marisabina Russo  Ages 5+
Picture Book 
"The Journey That Saved Curious George"
Louise W. Borden and Allan Drummond  Ages 9+
Picture Book

"Number the Stars"
Lois Lowry  Ages 9+
"Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust"
Alexandra Zapruder  Ages 11+
"T4: A Novel" Ann Clare LeZotte Ages 10+
 "The Whispering Town"
Jennifer Elvgren
Ages 9+
Picture Book


Each school that participates in this program will be expected to complete evaluation forms by both the teacher(s) and the students. The trunk must be picked up at Holocaust Museum Houston during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and may be borrowed for up to three weeks.

To request a digital curriculum trunk, please complete the Trunk Request Form, Liability Letter and Payment Requirement Form and e-mail to trunks@hmh.org or send by fax  to 713-942-7953, “Attention Trunks.” 

The Holocaust Museum Houston Curriculum Trunk Program is generously underwritten by the The Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Eleanor & Frank Freed Foundation, the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission and the Sending Support Charitable Foundation. This program is also presented with appreciation to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) for supporting this educator training program. Through recovering the assets of the victims of the Holocaust, the Claims Conference enables organizations around the world to provide education about the Shoah and to preserve the memory of those who perished.

Claims Conference

For more information, call 713-527-1605 or e-mail trunks@hmh.org.

Request a Trunk!
To reserve a curriculum trunk for your classroom, download the Trunk Request Form below.

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