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2019 Summer Learning Experiences

In 2019, Holocaust Museum Houston will host the inaugural Summer Learning Experiences, including four new educational programs to challenge the mind, activate creativity and inspire change.

Participants will engage in experiential learning, social justice and advocacy through programs that combine art, service, performance and action. The Museum's Summer Learning Experiences are for people entering grades 4-12. 

Photography and Social Justice (8-12 Grades)
July 8-13, 2019
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The Photography and Social Justice Summer Learning Experience will teach students basic photography skills and the art of creating a photography project and exhibit. The program will use examples of photojournalism and human rights exhibits to inspire participants to use their personal lens to change the world. Students will host an exhibition at the end of the week and present their individual photography projects tackling a human rights or social justice issue meaningful to them. The exhibit opening will take place on Saturday, July 13, 2019.

Model United Nations (MUN) (6-12 Grades)
July 15-19, 2019
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All MUN programs have specific common goals:
Providing a deeper understanding of multilateral diplomacy, strengthening negotiating and leadership skills and improving one's ability to anticipate evolving scenarios of complex issues. As in all MUN meetings, our participants are required to act like real UN delegates partaking in sessions of various UN committees. Each participant in a committee represents a different country. The delegate must work, faithfully respecting the assigned country's standpoint, to obtain the approval of documents that favor the assigned country and the collective interest.
Students will tour the Museum, learn about contemporary genocides, research present genocides, examine the UN definition of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and hold sessions to evaluate, update and enforce the Convention. The new Human Rights Gallery will be an integral part of this program, as will the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Participants will present a Model UN Session as the culminating project on the last day of the program, Friday, July 19, 2019.

Sheroes and Heroes: Performing Arts and Personal Narratives
(6-12 Grades)
July 22 - August 3, 2019
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Survivor narratives are not only incredibly powerful but are deeply fundamental to the study of the Holocaust and other genocides. Students will read and listen to survivor testimonies and tour the Museum exhibits. Then, they will work with their Experience Leader to write a monologue, skit, musical or dance reflection on what they have learned. Students will spend time in performing arts workshops with professionals in the art community to prepare their performances. Through their interpretation, they will demonstrate their reactions to what they have learned, the hardships of survival, the stories of hope and the people from whom they have heard. They will host a showcase in the Museum's amphitheater on Saturday, August 3, 2019. This showcase will be open to the Museum community.

Creative Concepts: Writing and Illustrating Your Own Children's Book
(4-8 Grades)
August 5-9, 2018
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Students will begin their program by learning about, and participating in, the Museum's "All Behaviors Count" program and a "Building My Universe of Obligation" workshop. They will engage in several teambuilding activities, creative writing workshops and will spend time reading books that perpetuate the narrative of inclusivity, respect and upstander actions. Then, students write and illustrate their own story on a similar topic. Students will leave the program with a written and illustrated hard cover book of their design. They will learn how to follow a story arc, write their own biography and develop their characters. Their culminating experience will be an open mic reading event showcasing their work for parents and community on Friday, August 9, 2019.

Cost per week:$350; $300 for Holocaust Museum Houston members. 

For more information about the programs, available scholarships or if you have questions, please contact Alyssa Weinstein-Sears at summer@hmh.org or 713-942-8000.

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Hours and Admission
Museum Hours:

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Museum Admission:

$12 for adults
$8 for active-duty military and AARP members
Free for children, students and college-level students with valid ID
Free admission on Sundays

Docent-led tours can be scheduled for schools and groups of 10 or more. Tours are available in Spanish, English and French. To arrange a docent-led tour, please call Visitor Services at 713-942-8000, ext. 302 or submit the form below.

Guided tours are available for all visitors on Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

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