Teaching the Holocaust

Teaching the Holocaust to middle, high school or college age students is no easy feat, but by learning the history, the next generation can work to ensure it does not repeat itself.

Resources for Teaching the Holocaust

A variety of resources are available free of charge for educators to teach about the Holocaust.

  • Virtual Opportunities Live speakers (45 minutes) for grades 6th and up, in groups of 12 or more people. We offer descendant speakers and docent-led PowerPoint tours of the Museum.
  • Virtual Tours on YouTube – We offer one 48-minute virtual tour of the entire exhibit and twelve 5-minute videos of the entire exhibit divided into smaller sections. Each video contains discussion questions to review with your students after watching the virtual tour. 
  • Workshops Holocaust education and diversity training is available for Missouri middle and high school teachers. We provide both half-day and full-day workshops for teachers of history, English, social studies and other appropriate fields.
  • School Trips Each year, over 22,000 students from middle schools, high schools, and colleges visit the Museum to learn the history and lessons of the Holocaust. The museum is currently closed in preparation for our expansion. Find out more about our virtual opportunities
  • Classroom Activities Although the museum is currently closed, consider using these resources to teach the history of the Holocaust in your classroom. 
  • Suggested Reading We’ve compiled a reading list with over 100 readings to deepen your students’ understanding of the events and time period. The readings are broken up by the recommended grade level, from fourth grade through high school and adulthood.
  • Programs We host a variety of educational programs for students learning about the Holocaust, including art and writing contests and a trunk program.
  • The Staenberg Education Trunk Program – This program is designed to give a teacher the tools to enhance his/her Holocaust curriculum by sending them a trunk stocked with books, maps, and films they can use in the classroom. The Museum has 10 middle school trunks and 9 used for high school.

 

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