Friday, June 29, 2018

US Holocaust Museum & website

Image for information about the US Holocaust Museum and website

There are 2 parts to today's resource ... the museum's website and the physical museum. Both are P-H-E-N-O-M-E-N-A-L! I encourage you to check them both out.

The website ↠ US Holocaust Museum

The website is really the focus of what I want to share. I signed up for their e-newsletter (I encourage you to do the same). Being the history nerd that I am, I love reading all things history and one caught my eye because I clicked on the story of Otto Frank, Anne's father. I had no idea he'd made so made attempts to get his family to freedom! (There are several other stories on this site, too.) Everyone hears about Anne, but reading about her father's attempt to save his family took her story to a new level for me.

I can totally see this providing primary sources in the classroom, whether for a specific study on the Holocaust or just for primary sources. There is also a section devoted to resources for educators (click HERE). 

The Museum ↠ Washington, DC 

I've been there more than a handful of times - as part of our 8th grade DC trip - and this is easily one of the toughest, yet most fulfilling stops. We simply can't devote enough time to it (I could spend days there!). And I always leave with a heavy heart. We've even been fortunate enough to be visiting when a survivor was available to talk to. What an amazing experience for anyone to experience!

If you have the opportunity, VISIT ... and plan several hours ... and take your time. Admission is FREE, but you will definitely want to plan ahead because it can be very popular and total admissions are limited.

If don't find yourself in the DC area, visit the website and check out all it has to offer ... virtually. You won't be disappointed.

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