Holocaust Education Initiative

Educational Resources

Holocaust Speakers Bureau

Holocaust Education Week

The Daffodil Project

Lesson Plans

Educational Videos

Educational Resources

The Federation is committed to educating the public about the atrocities of the Holocaust. We are also dedicated to honoring and assisting the victims, survivors, and families affected by this tragic, and horrific era in history.

If your school or civic organization would like to request assistance in teaching about this dark period of history or would like to request a visit from a member of our Speaker Bureau, please click on the request form below. 

If you are a Holocaust Survivor or a descendant of a Holocaust Survivor, and you would like to share your story, please contact Bette to learn more.

 

 

Holocaust Education Programming

Holocaust Speakers Bureau

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The Holocaust Speakers Bureau offers teachers and community leaders a unique opportunity to have a Holocaust Survivor speak to their students or group.  Since 2014, nearly 20,000 community members of all ages and faiths benefitted from this opportunity for learning. 

Rifka Glatz, an active member of our Jewish Federation’s Holocaust Speakers Bureau, recently spoke with a group of over 300 students at Haile Middle School in Bradenton, FL. Glatz described her imprisonment at Bergen-Belsen and talked about her father, who was killed at a concentration camp.  After her speech, the students presented her with flowers and a plaque reading, “Thanks to you, we will never forget.”  

Holocaust Education Week

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Studying the Holocaust and the lessons that we can learn from the events surrounding the Holocaust can help students understand the dangers of all forms of antisemitism and intolerance. It also can teach us to be kind, to be an upstander, and to combat all expressions of hatred. Access the grade-appropriate K-12 resources offering powerful historical and personal perspectives.

During Holocaust Education Week, The Jewish Federation will sponsor scholars, liberators, and Survivors to share their stories with students and teachers. At the end of Holocaust Education Week, in partnership with The Daffodil Project, we will support programming dedicated to World Kindness Day.

Lesson Plans

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These lesson plans can be used to help instruct and engage your students when learning about the Holocaust. We have provided a listing of documents to meet your academic needs. Please select the document that best fits your intended needs. Each document is Labeled by title and lesson plan grade level.

Educational Videos

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Enjoy video links from respected resources including: The Museum of Jewish Heritage, The US Holocaust Memorial Museum, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, The Daffodil Project, and OpenDor Media.

The Daffodil Project

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This resource is provided by The Federation as a Living memorial to the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust, the items included here are intended for grades (4-12). 

Professional Learning

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Here are some resources that you can access for your professional learning.  These include a bibliography, a filmography (recommended for adults only) and a timeline of the Holocaust as provided by Yad Vashem

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