We are offering both virtual and traveling teaching trunks during the 2021 – 2022 school year. The traveling teaching trunks will be available starting January 1, 2022. Virtual teaching trunks are available during the entire school year.
Virtual Trunk: Memory, History, Culture: An Age-Appropriate Introduction to the Holocaust (Grades 5-6)
In this virtual teaching trunk, students examine how the lessons of the Holocaust and genocide can influence how we view the past and whether we choose to take a stand for positive change in the future.
- How themes of memory, history, and culture intersect in the study of the Holocaust
- What influences the way history is remembered and retold
- What encourages people to stand up for others
- Ready-made lesson plans for teachers to use synchronously or asynchronously
- Read-aloud books and corresponding activities & questions
- Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women who Helped Launch Our Nation Into Space
- Granddaddy’s Gift
- The Sneetches and Other Stories
- The Night Journey
- Video clips and extension activity ideas from Make A Difference! The Harvey L. Miller Family Youth Exhibition
- Artwork and activities from the Museum’s Act of Art gallery
- Virtual “artefact” explorations featuring inspiring stories of local Chicago Holocaust Survivors
Memory, History, Culture Trunk (Grades 5-6)
This trunk is available beginning January 1, 2022. Students examine how the lessons of Holocaust and genocide can influence how we remember the past and whether we choose to take a stand for positive change in the future. This curriculum will explore how the themes of memory, history and culture intersect in an investigation into beginning Holocaust studies.
- Tutti’s Promise
- Jacob’s Rescue
- Good-Bye Marianne
- Replica textiles