NEW WEB SITE OFFERS
Holocaust Museum Houston's newly redesigned Web site
at www.hmh.org offers many educational
resources that teachers can use to prepare lessons. Many of
the pages are available as Adobe Acrobat PDF downloads, which makes the
information easy to implement in the classroom.
For example, thereample, there
are one-page summaries of genocides in the 20th century under the
Education/Outreach tab, as well as lesson plans and information on the
Holocaust in general.
SAVE THE DATE FOR HOUSTON MUSEUM DISTRICT EDUCATORS
Mark your calendars for the
Houston Museum District Educators Open House, scheduled for Saturday, Jan.
23, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holocaust Museum Houston. Holocaust
Museum Houston will conduct educator sessions, as will other museums at
their respective locations. For more information, call 713-942-8000, ext.
118 or visit www.houstonmuseumdistrict.org.
TEACHER TRAINING TO FOCUS ON "LITERATURE AT THE 'HOUSE OF
Houston-area Holocaust survivor Bill Morgan
calls Holocaust Museum Houston the “House of Love” because he says it was
built to teach about loving each other instead of hating each
Visit the Museum for a special
professional development workshop scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 from
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This workshop will focus on school
age-appropriate literature for grades three through 12. The session
will include information on how to incorporate the use of literature
in all classrooms for all development levels, and classroom-use materials
will be provided.
ELA TEKS addressed will have as their primary
- Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text,
- Reading/Comprehension of Informational
Text/Culture and History and
- Reading/Media Literacy.
Social Studies TEKS addressed will
- World History (18): identify examples
of political, economic and social oppression and violations of human
rights throughout history, including slavery, the Holocaust, other
examples of genocide and politically motivated mass murders in Cambodia,
China and the Soviet Union;
- U.S. History (6): analyze major
issues and events of World War II, such as fighting the war on multiple
fronts, the internment of Japanese-Americans, the Holocaust, the battle
of Midway, the invasion of Normandy and the development of and Harry
Truman's decision to use the atomic bomb; and
- Social Studies Skills
This one-day event has a non-refundable
workshop fee of $15 per teacher. Lunch is not provided. Register
online by Feb. 1, 2010 at
OF THE MONTH
The United Nations Cyber School Bus
Web site at www.un.org/cyberschoolbus offers
curricula and lesson activities to help teach about the United Nations and
some of the documents developed within the organization, including a
section on child soldiers and an activity based on the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights. Dec. 10 marks the anniversary of the adoption