The Museum has developed a variety of dynamic online curricula and resources to help students learn about Jewish history and heritage and explore their own heritage.
The Online Collection
Learn more about the personal artifacts and photographs of Holocaust survivors, liberators, immigrants and their families that comprise the Museum’s outstanding collection.
Many of the artifacts in the Online Collection have never been displayed and are viewable only on this website. A number of items can be viewed and explored in 3-D, and you can check if an artifact is currently on display in the Museum.
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Coming of Age During the Holocaust, Coming of Age Now
This free, interactive website helps middle and high school-aged students explore Holocaust history and themes of identity and personal responsibility. Featuring first-person accounts of young people who survived the Holocaust, Coming of Age integrates compelling videos, narratives, and primary documents with online discussions and engaging activities.
Coming of Age provides a meaningful and relevant curriculum through: videos of Holocaust survivors sharing their stories; artifacts and primary sources for investigation; writing, history, and geography activities; moderated online student discussions; and timelines and maps.
Coming of Age is aligned with the National Standards for World History and NCTE Standards for the English Language Arts for Middle and Secondary Schools.
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Development of Coming of Age is made possible by a generous grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany: Rabbi Israel Miller Fund for Shoah Research, Documentation and Education. Additional support provided by The Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc.
The Living Museum
The Living Museum provides Jewish school students with the tools they need to uncover their family heritage through the heirlooms found in their own homes. Through this engaging project, students come to identify with their past, while learning about how it helped to shape them as individuals and as Jews.
The program combines a Museum visit, classroom workshops, and independent intergenerational learning. The culminating event is the presentation of a mini-museum curated by students at their own school that highlights their Jewish heritage and community.
The online Living Museum enables teachers and students to upload the images and texts of their class's Living Museum exhibition to the Internet to create a virtual exhibition that can be viewed the world over.
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