Holocaust Education For Children:Teaching Resources

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For Teachers

The web site you are visiting now is geared to teaching younger children grades K - 4. There is little information available for teaching this group. The objectives for these children are preparations for teaching actual Holocaust facts in the upper grades. Web sites mentioned here are almost exclusively useful for older children, grades 5 and up. Teachers should visit these links to expand their knowledge of the Holocaust. Also, there are many useful ideas that can be translated to a more elementary level for young learners.

There are many quality web sites devoted to the Holocaust. Only three will be presented here because it is the opinion of this author that they are the best.

Museum of Tolerance The Simon Wiesenthal Center, 9760 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, California, 90035, copyright 1999.

This outstanding web site includes a Multimedia Learning Center, Teacher's Resources, and Virtual Exhibits. In the Teacher's Resource area the following links are particularly useful:

Themes of Tolerance and Diversity in Children's Literature
Bibliography of Teaching Resources
Suggested Reading For Children Grades 1 - 6

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
This web site has excellent information for teachers, students and all who wish to learn more about the Holocaust. Guidelines for Teaching, Children and the Holocaust, and a Chronology, are just a few of the offerings here.

Yad Vashem
"And to them will I give in my house and within my walls a memorial ... an everlasting name [a "yad vashem"], that shall not be cut off."
(Isaiah, chapter 56, verse 5)

Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority, was established in 1953 by an act of the Israeli Knesset in order to commemorate the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators, the Jewish communities which were destroyed in an attempt to eradicate the name and culture of Israel, as well as the heroism and fortitude of the Jews and the Righteous Among the Nations.

Curricular units that can be ordered from Yad Vashem and a statement of their philosophy for teaching about the Holocaust.
Task Force For International Education
No Child's Play
Yad Vashem's art museum shows samples of children's art created during the Holocaust.

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