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The International School for Holocaust Studies

Teaching the Legacy: e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators
(September, 2005)

Internet Department


Echoes and Reflections – A Multimedia Curriculum on the Holocaust
The ADL, Shoah Foundation and Yad Vashem are proud to present Echoes and Reflections – A Multimedia Curriculum on the Holocaust.

Rich with visual historical testimony integrated into 10 multi-part lessons, this Holocaust curriculum for high schools focuses on the origins of antisemitism, Nazi Germany in the 1930s, The Ghettos, "The Final Solution," Jewish Resistance, Non-Jewish Resistance, Perpetrators, Victims and Bystanders and Children during the Holocaust. Additional connections are also made to issues of prejudice and modern-day genocide. The curriculum of this program supports national standards in Social Studies, English/Language Arts and Viewing and Media Literacy. A website for students has been created by the International School for Holocaust Studies.

To order this comprehensive educational resource, please visit www.echoesandreflections.org

Online Forum for Holocaust Educators
On Sunday, July 3, 2005, Yad Vashem launched a new “Forum for Holocaust Educators”, providing teachers, experts, students and all those who take an interest in the field an opportunity to discuss issues in Holocaust education.

In the coming years we will see the last of the generation of survivors disappear, further elevating the significance of teachers in perpetuating the memory of the Holocaust. In recent years, The International School of Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem has developed an extensive array of resources and tools aimed at aiding teachers. In addition to expanding its teacher-training divisions, international conferences have been coordinated and both print and online materials have been published. The new forum marks the first time that Yad Vashem has facilitated a platform for discussion for educators. The forum may include topics such as:

  • How do we teach the Holocaust?
  • What ages are best suited to begin teaching the subject?
  • Questions on content
  • References to educational material, bibliography lists, lesson plans, ceremonies, etc.

In addition, we hope that the forum will become an interesting and challenging educational tool for all those interested in the field.

Use of the forum is free of charge. Those interested may register and then access the forum here. For any questions or assistance on the forum, please email: Teacher-eng@yadvashem.org.il