Five Perspectives: Why Curriculum Supervisors Are Prioritizing Holocaust Education

Thursday, October 19 | Noon – 1 p.m. ET

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Learning about Holocaust history offers a powerful opportunity for students to connect to the past and think critically about their role in the world today. Teachers and students believe learning about the Holocaust is important, yet many teachers lack access to professional development and guidelines to support teaching this history. Creating a safe learning environment for students requires a high level of sensitivity and keen awareness of the complexity of the subject matter.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, in coordination with many local Holocaust education centers, works with education leaders across the country to ensure that teachers have access to free resources and instructional support to accurately teach about how and why the Holocaust happened.

Key Takeaways:

During this virtual event, hear from state and district curriculum leaders, classroom educators, and students who will address the importance of Holocaust education and their perspectives on how to:

  • Effectively integrate Holocaust education into curricula
  • Scale effective instructional practices across school systems
  • Collaborate with the Museum and local partners
  • Support educators with Museum guidelines for teaching, ready-to-use resources, and free professional development
  • Enhance critical thinking skills through exploration of personal testimonies, artifacts, and primary sources