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Teaching about the Holocaust and Genocide Subject Guide


Teaching Modules

General

Are you new to teaching about the Holocaust?
[http://www.ushmm.org/educators/teaching-about-the-holocaust/new-to-teaching-the-holocaust]
You have just begun to plan and do research, the teaching of the history of the Holocaust in middle school or high school, is a daunting and difficult task. Given the difficulty of this task, and the short amount of time available, how should one approach it? Where should one start?

Defiant Requiem
[http://www.defiantrequiem.org/film/description/]
Site dedicated to Education modules regarding Human Rights, Genocide and the Holocaust using music and human understanding in the classroom.


Genocide: Darfur

Understanding Sudan: A Teaching and Learning Resource
[http://understandingsudan.org/ModTeachingResourcesV1.asp?mod=1]
Teaching module on the Darfur Genocide


Jewish Holocaust

Teaching about Antisemitism: Responding to Genocide
[http://www.ushmm.org/confront-antisemitism/teaching-about-antisemitism/educational-modules-based-on-audio-podcasts/responding-to-genocide]
This educational module aims to teach students about responding to genocide. Using material from the Museum’s Voices on Antisemitism.


Resources

Genocide Education Project
[http://www.genocideeducation.org/]
Educational support website.


Websites

General Resources

Guidelines for Teaching about the Holocaust (USHMM)
[http://www.ushmm.org/educators/teaching-about-the-holocaust/general-teaching-guidelines]
Helpful guidelines for teaching about the Holocaust from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Connecticut Consortium for Holocaust and Genocide Education
[http://ctchged.wordpress.com/]
Pursues avenues for outreach to schools of education as well as organizations focused on Holocaust, genocide, and human rights content.


Curriculum Guide: State Guidelines

Common Core State Standards Initiative
[http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards]
Building on the excellent foundation of standards states have laid, the Common Core State Standards are the first step in providing our young people with a high-quality education. It should be clear to every student, parent, and teacher what the standards of success are in every school.

History of the Holocaust – High School Curriculum Guide
[http://education.ky.gov/curriculum/conpro/socstud/Pages/History-of-the-Holocaust-HS-Curriculum-Guide.aspx]
The Kentucky commissioner of education convened a work group (the Kentucky Social Studies Teacher Network) to review Holocaust curricula and the Kentucky standards to develop a High School Holocaust Curriculum Guide.

Revised Publishers’ Criteria for the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Literacy, Grades 3–12
[http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/pdf/ccss/latest_news/publishers_criteria_for_literacy_for_grades_3_12.pdf]
These criteria are designed to guide publishers and curriculum developers as they work to ensure alignment with the standards in English language arts (ELA) and literacy for history/social studies, science, and technical subjects.


Genocide: Darfur

Understanding Sudan - PBS
[http://www.pbs.org/now/politics/sudan.html]
Offers a diversity of geography, histories, cultures, livelihoods, religions, and languages. Sites of both horrific hostilities and extraordinary peace-making, the two Sudans continue to compel their citizens, neighbors and the international community to consider fundamental questions of nation-building, governance, development, equity, justice, humanitarian action, and environmental change.


Jewish Holocaust

Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education (ITF)
[http://www.holocausttaskforce.org/index.php]
Purpose is to place political and social leaders' support behind the need for Holocaust education, remembrance, and research both nationally and internationally.


The web version of this document can be found online at
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