Yom HaShoah Resources
Below find a list of Yom HaShoah/Holocaust teaching materials. If you have Yom Ha’Shoah material you would like to contribute, please click here.
Ancient Egypt and Modern Germany Unit by Stanley Peerless
Creating Yom HaShoah Ceremonies (powerpoint*) by David Metzler
Sample Yom HaShoah Commemoration by Allen Leider
Teaching the Holocaust (Jewish Educational Leadership issue) by various
Yom HaShoah Readings and Prayers (2003) by Allen Leider
Yom HaShoah Readings and Prayers (2004) by Allen Leider
Yom Hashoa Six Word Memoir Worksheet and the student-generated Yom Hashoa Six Word Memoir PPT by Moshe Drelich. Students created their six-word memoirs after a Yom Hashoa presentation. The best were put into a powerpoint and shown on monitors throughout the school. (About Six-Word Memoirs: Larry Smith, inspired by Hemmingway’s six-word story – For sale: baby shoes, never worn. – invited others to share six-word memoirs. Since 2006, educators have been using the six-word memoir as a storytelling and reflection tool. Read more about six-word memoirs and see tips here.)
Holocaust Remembrance Day Lesson Plans and Activities, by PBS Newshour Extra – The following collection is designed to provide teachers with rich and meaningful resources on the Holocaust, engaging lesson plans and information to help students take steps to move forward without forgetting the past.
Holocaust Remembrance Day, by The Israeli Ministry of Education – Includes student activities, videos, and lesson plans.
Site languages include English, Hebrew, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
*Powerpoints are best viewed in Internet Explorer.
Holocaust Education Websites
Facing History and Ourselves – instructional materials for teaching about the Holocaust, and the consequences of bigotry and hatred
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum – website of the USHMM has free Holocaust educational materials
Yad Vashem – comprehensive website including digital collections, educational materials, and online exhibits about every aspect about the Holocaust
YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe – a collection of images, audio, video, maps and texts about the Jews of Eastern Europe, including educator section
IWitness – IWitness is an educational website developed by USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education that provides access to more than 1,500 full life histories, testimonies of survivors and witnesses to the Holocaust and other genocides for guided exploration.