The following resources were created to assist educators using distance learning platforms to teach about the Holocaust. Visit our Teaching Materials by Topic pages to see all Museum lesson plans—lessons created for online instruction are marked with a computer icon ().
Lesson Plans for Distance Learning
These lesson plans were created or modified for distance learning.
Click on the title below to learn more and to download the files.
- Diaries as Historical Sources
- The Holocaust: History and Memory Virtual Field Trip
- Nazi Racism
- Rescue and Survival in Hiding
- Resistance During the Holocaust
- History of Antisemitism and the Holocaust
Online Lessons, Compatible with Learning Management Systems
The lessons below are compatible with learning management systems or web browsers for students to complete individually or as a class. Each lesson includes a link as well as SCORM files to upload into your LMS. Please preview the lesson before assigning to your students. A PDF of the original lesson plan is available to use as a guide.
The original lesson plan PDFs include questions for class discussion. These have been adapted into the online lessons as questions to “Consider and Discuss.” You may encourage your students to take notes for these prompts to be discussed at another time or in a different format.
Videos and Viewing Guides
These videos explore the experiences of Holocaust survivors, the Museum’s collections, and Holocaust history. Explore key videos.
This viewing guide accompanies a 39-minute tour of Americans and the Holocaust led by exhibition curator Dr. Daniel Greene. It includes reflection questions to consider while watching the tour and concluding writing prompts.
Organized around a Museum-produced 38-minute documentary, The Path to Nazi Genocide, this worksheet provides students with an introduction to the history of the Holocaust.
This bibliography provides examples for the secondary school level that meet the Museum’s rubric criteria. It includes diaries, memoirs, secondary sources, literature, graphic novels, and films.