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RECOMMENDED LESSONS & ACTIVITIES (THAT DON'T REQUIRE A TEACHER!)

Readings you can print and share, short videos, critical thinking questions and more. Teaching and learning from home can be a challenge, especially when there are so many other stressors occurring around us. These resources take that into consideration - they are short, engaging, and can be used independently.  Go To Lessons

 

CONFRONT RACISM & PROMOTE TOLERANCE

9 Activities for Teaching & Confronting Antisemitism, Racism, and Bias

No Time To Think(article)

Pyramid of Hate

An Introduction to Genocide (pdf)

WMOE SteveWith My Own Eyes: Holocaust. Genocide. Today.  (film) 
The Holocaust Center has produced a 20-minute educational documentary. This video weaves the testimonies and artifacts of local Holocaust survivors with contemporary issues of bullying, bystanders, and world genocides. The goal of the documentary is to introduce the viewer to the Holocaust and to connect this history to our world today. For grades 7 and up.  Nominated for the Association of King County Historical Organizations Legacy Award!

 

Everyday Objects: Artifacts from Washington State Holocaust Survivors
"Everyday Objects" features 12 artifacts and the stories behind them. The revised second edition of this series was funded by the Alfred and Tillie Shemanski Trust Fund. The original project was made possible by grants from Humanities Washington and the Women's Endowment Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.
Curriculum for "Everyday Objects" - Funding for the curriculum provided by 4Culture/Lodging Tax Fund. 

 

HANDOUTS FOR TEACHERS & STUDENTS 

Glossary (link to the USHMM)

Guidelines for Teaching the Holocaust 

Pyramid of Hate (pdf - from the ADL)

Statistics - Jewish Populations and Losses by Country (pdf)

Chronology of the Holocaust (pdf - from the USHMM)

Suggested Websites (pdf) 

 

B'NAI MITZVAH PROJECTS

Studying the Holocaust challenges students and citizens of all ages to promote human dignity, confront hatred, and work to prevent genocide. Choose a B'nai Mitzvah project that focuses on an aspect of the Holocaust. You have the opportunity to take actions that will have a positive effect on our world now and on our future.

GUIDES TO BOOKS

Below is a sampling of some of the teacher guides available for books and movies.  If you would like to receive a copy of one of these guides, or if there is a book/film for which you want a guide that is not listed, please contact Ilana Cone Kennedy, Director of Education, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Borrow one of our Teaching Trunks or Classroom Sets of Books and receive all of the materials including the books, lessons, activities, and artifacts!

All But My Life, by Gerda Weissmann Klein; The Diary of Anne Frank; Daniel's Story by Carol Matas; Hana's Suitcase by Karen Levine; Night by Elie Wiesel; Number the Stars by Lois Lowry; "Schindler's List" (film); And More!

SEPHARDIC MEMORIES OF THE HOLOCAUST

 

SUGGESTED WEBSITES

Anne Frank Museum Amsterdam

Anne Frank Center USA

Facing History and Ourselves

Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR)

Jewish Partisans Educational Foundation (JPEF)

Simon Wiesenthal Center - Museum of Tolerance

Teaching Tolerance - Southern Poverty Law Center

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)

USC Shoah Foundation and iWitness

Yad Vashem - Jerusalem

For handouts or information on specific topics, please contact Ilana Cone Kennedy, Director of Education, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..