Education Resources

OJMCHE Classroom Resources

  • Places of Remembrance Lesson (60 - 90 minutes)
    Based on the Holocaust memorial Places of Remembrance in Germany, participants create a timeline of voices by reading over 80 antisemitic laws passed between 1933-1945. Students also discuss how Adolf Hitler became a totalitarian leader of once-democratic Germany and the legislative processes that allowed for discrimination to result in genocide.

Curriculum Based Resources

  • Facing History and Ourselves - Facing History and Ourselves examines racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.
  • USHMM - USHMM offers a wealth of lessons and curricular resources as well as an a Holocaust encyclopedia with more than 800 topics.
  • Echoes and Reflections - Partnered with the ADL, USC Shoah Foundation and Yad Vashem, Echoes and Reflections develops lessons that to assist students understanding the significance of the Holocaust as more than a historical event, but a part of the larger human story.
  • Yad Vashem - Yad Vashem offers both online courses and classroom activities which stress an age-appropriate, mutli-disciplinary approach to Holocaust Education.
  • Teaching Tolerance - A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators to help educate children and youth to be active participants in a diverse democracy.
  • AFT Human Rights Resources - The American Federation of Teachers offers this site as a resource for educators who are looking for human rights lesson one click away. Each lesson plan centers around one specific human rights issue or defender, connecting the present to the past and offering actions students can take today.