Teaching Resources for The Holocaust and Stories That Matter
There are hundreds of resources for educators to develop units connected to the Holocaust, and this page brings together some of the best that have links to The U.S. and The Holocaust, the video series produced by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, and Sarah Botstein.
Part of a teaching practice around the Holocaust might include helping students find and tell stories from people who have encountered injustice, hatred, racism, inequity and some of the other obstacles that threaten life. And so we've curated some resources around that topic as well.
We are welcoming teachers to use our own film, Life was Everything: Love, Family, and Community after the Holocaust, a production created in collaboration with the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab at Mid-Maine Technical Center in Waterville, Maine.
And we're glad to share our student-produced video exploring what students involved in the production learned, and why they think telling stories of people like Henry and Etta Wroebel is worthwhile.
Holocaust Teaching Resources:
- Ken Burns in the Classroom
- Ken Burns in the Classroom: The US And The Holocaust
- The U.S and The Holocaust | Understanding History Using Media
- The US Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation
- Yad Vashem; The World Holocaust remembrance Center
- Maine Public: PBS Learning Media (Search: Holocaust)
Stories That Matter Resources:
- PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs
- Virtual Professional Learning Series; Empowering Young Media Consumers and Creators
- Tools for Anti-Racist Teaching
- Teaching Materials on Antisemitism and Racism
- Making Better Videos Collection
- Learning for Justice (A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center)
- Overcoming Obstacles
- How To Create More Authentic Writing Assignments For Students