PLAN YOUR FIELD TRIP
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The Museum does more than most history museums. Here, students not only encounter the history of the Holocaust and human rights in the United States, but they are also encouraged to think through the most fundamental questions about human nature.
To plan your field trip to the Museum, we recommend that educators browse our Educator’s Planner to learn more about the Museum’s exhibitions and programs.
Teachers may select a classroom-based program to enhance their field trip. Our classroom-based programs are curriculum-aligned, multi-disciplinary and led by a Museum Educator.
THE ARTWORK OF TERROR AND SURVIVAL
Students will examine the role art can play in promoting hatred and in showing the victim’s plight.
BE YOUR OWN CURATOR
Students will be transformed into Museum Curators as they get a behind-the-scenes look at creating an exhibition. Using primary sources from world-renowned archives, they will curate their own unique exhibition panel.
BUILDING A TIMELINE
Students will build a timeline with multiple layers. As layers are added, students will understand historical connections, the role of government and economics, and the impact on individuals.
This interactive session will challenge students to identify forms of bias and promote reflective thinking about their own Upstander behavior.
CONFRONTING GENOCIDE: IS IT INEVITABLE?
Students will identify the development of genocide using the Ten Stages of Genocide model. By analyzing primary sources from genocidal events, students will gain a new level of understanding and awareness.
THE HISTORY OF HATRED
Students will use photos, documents, texts, and film to trace history of antisemitism and hatred.
IDENTIFYING OUR RIGHTS
In this matching activity, students will analyze the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to identify Upstander behavior by historical figures in U.S. history.
READING THE NEWS
Students turn into journalists as they dissect the news. By analyzing historical front pages of local newspapers, students will be able to explore and understand the process of media.
THE SCIENCE OF PRESERVING HISTORY
Students will get an up-close look at the scientific process of preserving historical artifacts with the Museum’s archivist.
Students will interact with and interpret artifacts from the Museum’s collection under the guidance of the Museum’s archivist.
Questions? Email Claire Robinson, Museum Educator at [email protected].
The exhibitions and programs were designed by TEA-certified Museum Educators to be fully TEKS- and curriculum aligned. Explore our curriculum alignment chart to learn more.