Though museums might still be closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, teachers and students can still take educational, virtual field trips to the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York for remote learning about the Holocaust and other parts of Jewish history.
The museum has provided teachers a variety of available lesson plans, such as free narrated trips, of which two options are available. One, titled “Meeting Hate with Humanity: Life During the Holocaust,” allows for students to learn about Jewish life before, during and after the Holocaust. The second, titled “Love Thy Neighbor: Immigration and the U.S. Experience,” teaches students about social activism, work and community in the Jewish immigrant experience.
In addition, there is the option for groups of students to take part in a digital tour in real time, as well as taking part in the renowned Holocaust Curriculum available on the museum’s website.
For just teachers, the museum also provides free opportunities for professional development.
The museum also has a podcast available for free. Titled “Those Who Were There: Voices from the Holocaust,” which is the only history podcast with real firsthand testimony from Holocaust survivors, liberators and witnesses.
These options can all be viewed on their website.