Programs

Sponsored by Robert Russell Memorial Foundation

This collection of resources and IMPACT II programs on Holocaust Education is provided to ensure that the important lessons of the Holocaust are not forgotten and will be passed on from generation to generation.

Teaching Trunks on the Holocaust

The Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, contracted by the Florida Department of Education, invites you to use their dynamic literature-based lessons about the Holocaust, genocide and character education. These large teaching trunks are designed to accommodate the needs of one class or a team of teachers from first grade to high school. The selected materials align with state standards and are grade appropriate. Loan periods for the trunks are for four weeks and are available free of charge with free shipping to public schools throughout the state.

Trunks  Themes
1st -2nd Grade:  include a video-based series with literature on respect and tolerance education
3rd -4th Grade:  Creating Community
5th Grade: Beginning Holocaust Studies
Middle School: Investigating Human Behavior
High School: Historical Perspectives of the Holocaust
Arts Trunk: (elementary school) investigates messages through images, music & performance

Human Rights & Genocide Trunk: (middle & high school) explores human behavior and history

To Reserve a Trunk Free of Charge
Contact the Florida Holocaust Museum directly to reserve a trunk to use at your school or classroom for up to four weeks, email:trunks@flholocaustmuseum.org or look for Teaching Trunks information in the Education section of The Florida Holocaust Museum Web site at www.flholocaustmuseum.org.

How to Implement Impact II Projects on the Holocaust

  • View/print the Idea Packets (guides that include lesson plans, worksheets and resource lists) of the Holocaust projects by clicking on the project titles below.
  • Notify the author/disseminator of the project for advice on implementing the idea.
  • Apply in Fall 2011 for an Adapter grant (up to $400) for any of the Holocaust projects listed from the Adapter Grant Application link on the right.
"First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me."

--Martin Niemoeller, anti-Nazi Lutheran Minister,
imprisoned by Hitler in 1937.

Projects to Adapt
The Education Fund's vast array of projects by highly qualified teachers enhances the Holocaust curriculum for most grade and academic levels. Funding for all of the projects listed below is available through Adapter grants.

Read through the project & Disseminator information  below and click on the title to download and print the complete description of the project in a .pdf file.

A Powerful Choice:  Bystander or Rescuer?

(grades 6-8, social studies, language arts)
Students examine portraits of courage, cowardice and indifference.
Disseminator: Sharon Glueck
Lake Stevens Middle School, Mail Code: 6351
305-620-1294, 305-620-1345 (fax)

Replicas of Life During the Holocaust  (grades 6-12, social studies, language arts)
Researching and recreating scenes from this time period initiates an examination of hatred, discrimination and tolerance.
Disseminator: Meital Taly Furer
Dr. Michael Krop Senior High, Mail Code:33179
305-652-6808, 305-651-7789 (fax)

Anne Frank: The Story (grades 6-10, social studies, language arts)
Research and writing skills are taught as students keep journals throughout their study of Anne Frank: The Play.
Disseminator: Ilana Ascher-Alamo
Arvida Middle School, Mail Code: 6021
305-385-7144, 305-383-9472 (fax)

Banish Bullying Using Lessons of the Holocaust
Students examine the antecedents of the Holocaust when bullying was the norm in a society and apply those lessons to today. Lessons involve comparing Nuremberg Laws and making digital memory books after reading the personal histories of young victims and resistors.  Video book reports are created on bully-related fiction and nonfiction and shown school-wide help students empathize with victims and identify with resisters to break bullying cycle.
Disseminator: Sharon Glueck
Lake Stevens Middle School
305-620-1294
sglueck@dadeschools.net

Courage to Care Quilt Project (grades 2-12, social studies)

A study of the Holocaust with its courageous victims, rescuers and resistance fighters is a precursor to the quilt project. Students then study people from other eras who had the vision and courage to make positive changes in the world.
Disseminator: Dr. Anita Meinbach
(contact The Education Fund, 305-892-5099, ext. 18)

Never Forget (grades 1-2, social studies, language arts)
Lessons and activities based on picture books fulfill the requirements of the State of Florida mandate requiring Holocaust Education for primary age.
Disseminator: Lizette Kabak Weingard
Virginia Boone Highland Oaks Elementary, Mail Code: 2441
305-931-1770, Lkabak@aol.com

Teaching the New Three R's: Respect, Responsibility and Remembrance (grades 9-12, English, world history & American government)
A series of activities using primary documents and first-hand reports which culminates in student presentations to their peers and a holocaust survivor.
Disseminator: Jan Hartleben
(contact The Education Fund, 305-892-5099, ext. 18)

The Holocaust Remembered: A Multi-Media Showcase and Contest (grades 6-12, interdisciplinary)
Lessons from the Holocaust are applied to original projects in a variety of medium. A showcase, contest and a series of guest lectures, including Holocaust survivors and Allied liberators, educate the school and community on the Holocaust.
Disseminator: Deedee Toner
South Dade Senior High, Mail Code: 7701
305-247-4244, ext. 2252, dtoner@dadeschools.net

Resources

Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff
M-DCPS Education Specialist/Holocaust Education
Director, Holocaust Studies Summer Institute/University of Miami
Education Director, The Holocaust Memorial
1500 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132
305-995-1201, mkassenoff@dadeschools.net
Dr. Kassenoff provides information and workshops on Holocaust Education. She
co-authored with Dr. Anita Meinbach: Memories of the Night: A Guide to the Holocaust and Studying the Holocaust Through Film and Literature

The Holocaust Memorial

1933-1945 Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139, 305-538-1663, www.holocaustmmb.org
A powerful environmental sculpture with a series of outdoor spaces designed to lead the visitor through a procession of visual, historical and emotional experiences. It provides cultural and educational programs for the community including field trips for students.

Holocaust Documentation & Education Center
(Museum Addition to open soon.)
2031 Harrison Street, Hollywood, FL, 33020, 954-929-5690, Fax: 954-929-5635, www.hdec.org
Rositta Kenigsberg, Rositta@hdec.org or merle@hdec.org
The Center has been lauded by the Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach school boards for its outstanding educational outreach programs. It provides an extensive listing of Holocaust resources and the following for educators:

  • State of Florida Resource Manual on Holocaust Education
  • Teachers' Institute on Holocaust Studies
  • Student Awareness Days
  • Speakers Bureau
  • Writing and Visual Arts Contest (middle, high school)

USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education
213-740-6001, www.usc.edu/schools/college/vhi

  • An archive of 10,000+ online visual history testimonies of holocaust survivors.
  • Echoes & Reflections: a multi-media curriculum for high school students is available at www.echoesandreflections.org

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, DC, 20024-2126, 202-488-0400, www.ushmm.org
Includes information about: background history and statistics, conferences for educators, guidelines for teaching about the Holocaust, historical summaries, listings of Holocaust resource centers nationwide, and a searchable database of the research institute's archives and library.

The Sanford L. Ziff Jewish Museum of Florida
301 Washington Avenue, South Miami Beach, FL 33139, 305-672-5044, www.jewishmuseum.com
Contact person: Laura Hockman
Though not a Holocaust memorial museum, the Sanford J. Ziff Jewish Museum of Florida is a valuable resource for the study of Jewish identity and culture.