17 Essential Lessons for Teaching the Holocaust

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is dedicated to supporting educators who undertake this important work. The museum’s leading educators and historians have used their renowned collection of primary sources to create historically accurate, relevant resources that support teachers as they encourage students to think critically about the past and their role in the world today. It is important to open students’ eyes to the reality of what was lost while maintaining respect for the lived experiences of so many individuals. These ready-to-use resources have been grouped together to help teachers in several ways. First, they will help teachers just beginning to plan a unit on the Holocaust. Additionally, they will help teachers who have a limited amount of time to teach this important subject.