The following videos, produced by US Holocaust Memorial Museum educators and historians, provide guidance on how to teach about the Holocaust. The videos explain Museum-created resources for educators and how to use them with students. Those resources include classroom-ready lessons and digital learning tools. The videos also cover guidelines for teaching about the Holocaust, appropriate pedagogy, and classroom strategies.

  • <em>The Path to Nazi Genocide:</em> A Foundational Resource

    The Path to Nazi Genocide: A Foundational Resource

    Video length: 12 minutes

    This video includes a discussion of the 38-minute film The Path to Nazi Genocide. The film provides a concise overview of the Holocaust and those involved. It is intended to provoke reflection and discussion about the role of ordinary people, institutions, and nations between 1918 and 1945.

  • Guidelines for Teaching About the Holocaust

    Guidelines for Teaching About the Holocaust

    Video length: 18 minutes

    This video presents the foundations of effective Holocaust education. It covers guidelines for teaching about the Holocaust, essential Museum resources for educators, appropriate pedagogy, and classroom strategies.

  • Historical Connections in the Classroom

    Historical Connections in the Classroom

    Video length: 12 minutes

    Society and culture, including social media, impact student perceptions of the Holocaust and current events. This video covers how teachers can help students make appropriate connections to the past.

  • Classroom-Ready Lessons

    Classroom-Ready Lessons

    Video length: 9 minutes

    The Museum website features classroom-ready lessons designed especially for educators. This video highlights key resources, including a bibliography, lessons created for distance learning, foundational lessons, a one-day lesson introduction to the Holocaust, and a multi-day overview lesson.

  • Youth Engagement: Bringing the Lessons Home

    Youth Engagement: Bringing the Lessons Home

    Video length: 21 minutes

    The Museum’s Bringing the Lessons Home Program introduces Washington-area public high school students to Holocaust history and encourages them to share its lessons with their family, friends, and community. Watch this video to learn more.

  • Americans’ Responses to the Holocaust: Classroom Resources

    Americans’ Responses to the Holocaust: Classroom Resources

    Video length: 9 minutes

    How did the United States government and American people respond to Nazism? This video summarizes how to bring the Americans and the Holocaust exhibition into the classroom.

  • Timeline Lesson: Contextualizing Holocaust History

    Timeline Lesson: Contextualizing Holocaust History

    Video length: 19 minutes

    Structured around a multi-layered wall timeline, the timeline activity encourages critical thinking about the relationship between Nazi policy, World War II, historical events, and individual experiences during the Holocaust.

  • Digital Tools for Today’s Classroom

    Digital Tools for Today’s Classroom

    Video length: 15 minutes

    This video presents the Museum’s digital learning tools, including the online Holocaust Encyclopedia and Curator’s Corner.

  • Teaching About Racial Science in the US and Nazi Germany

    Teaching About Racial Science in the US and Nazi Germany

    Video length: 15 minutes

    This timeline extension lesson is a case study examining Nazi Germany and the United States during the 1930s, a time when racism and eugenics were enshrined in law and practice.

  • Diaries and Memoirs in Historical Context: <em>Night</em> and Anne Frank Timeline Extension Lessons

    Diaries and Memoirs in Historical Context: Night and Anne Frank Timeline Extension Lessons

    Video length: 11 minutes

    This video presents two timeline extension lessons that place classic Holocaust literature in historical context: Elie Wiesel’s memoir, Night, and Anne Frank’s diary. The lessons promote understanding of how the Holocaust and World War II affected the lives of the Wiesel and Frank families.

  • Holocaust Education and Curriculum Requirements

    Holocaust Education and Curriculum Requirements

    Video length: 19 minutes

    Teaching about the Holocaust can be integrated into a variety of courses, rather than being viewed as an “add on” to the regular curriculum or as a unit in isolation. This video explores the opportunities that teaching about the Holocaust provides for teachers to meet standards requirements and curricular needs.