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5th/6th grade trunk | Middle School Trunk | High School Trunk | Request Form | Evaluation Form | Adopt-a-Trunk

 

What are Holocaust Teaching Trunks? How does the program work?

      • Within Washington State: Trunks and Classroom Sets of Books are free to borrow. 
      • Outside of Washington State: We can offer $50 towards the cost of shipping. The borrower is responsible for the remainder of shipping and handling charges. Payment is due prior to the loan period. Trunks are shipped via FedEx Ground and weigh approximately 50-75 pounds. Book sets weigh 20-40 pounds.
      • Holocaust Trunks contain books for an entire class, posters, dvds, activities, maps, artifacts, and teacher guides.
      • Classroom Sets of Books contain 35 copies of a selected title, a teacher guide, and a related dvd.
      • Trunks and Classroom Sets are loaned out for approximately 4 weeks at a time unless special arrangements are made with the Holocaust Center.

5th/6th Grade Trunk - Through the Eyes of Children

This trunk, devoted to the Holocaust as perceived by children, attempts to share the experiences of just a few of the one and a half million children who perished, as well as the stories of the youth who managed to survive, and the courageous stories of individuals who risked their lives to help others. Through this focus on children, students will attain a more personal understanding of the Holocaust and the difficult circumstances with which people were faced. Students are encouraged to consider the effects of stereotyping, alienation, and prejudice. See contents of trunk

Middle School Trunk - Investigating the Holocaust: What Happened and Why?

A study of the Holocaust teaches not only critical lessons in history, but leads to an investigation of human behavior, moral courage, and social responsibility. Studying the Holocaust helps to illustrate what can happen when people hate - something that unfortunately is not limited to one time or place. Through teaching and studying the Holocaust, we encourage teachers and students alike to examine the historical context of the Holocaust as well as its importance in our society. This subject, raising questions of justice, individual identity, group identity, peer pressure, conformity, indifference, citizenship, and power, challenges students to confront these same issues often present in their daily lives. See contents of trunk

High School Trunk - Studying the Holocaust through Primary Sources

Documents – diaries, letters, drawings, and memoirs – created by those who participated in or witnessed the events of the past tell us something that even the best-written article or book cannot convey. The use of primary sources exposes students to important historical concepts. First, students become aware that all written history reflects an author’s interpretation of past events, and consequently, they learn to recognize a document’s subjective nature. It is through primary sources that the students directly touch the lives of people in the past (National Archives and Records Administration). Primary sources expose students to multiple perspectives on any given issue or event. Interpretations of the past are continuously debated among historians, policymakers, politicians, and ordinary citizens. By working with primary sources, students learn to think critically about what they are reading and to become involved in these debates about history. See contents of trunk

Classroom Sets of Books 

Classroom sets of books include 35 copies of a selected title, teacher guide, and dvd. See titles available.

REQUEST FORM for Trunks & Classroom Sets of Books (Click Here)

Request a trunk or set of books for a 4-week period. Before filling out the form: 1. Know which trunk or book set you want; 2. Know approximately what month you plan to use the materials; Have your school's complete mailing address and phone number ready

Within Washington State: Trunks and Classroom Sets of Books are free to borrow.
Outside of Washington State: We can offer $50 towards the cost of shipping. The borrower is responsible for the remainder of shipping and handling charges. Payment is due prior to the loan period. Trunks are shipped via FedEx Ground and weigh approximately 50-75 pounds. Book sets weigh 20-40 pounds.

Trunk Evaluation Form (Click Here)

Required: Complete after you have used a trunk

Adopt-a-Trunk 

$850 adopts one trunk for the school year, providing resources to hundreds of students! Learn more

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