The Holocaust is woven into the very existence of those who lived during that time some seven decades ago. Today, young people’s knowledge of this horrific chapter of history is limited by educators’ choices in planning their classroom curriculum. Although the mandate of “Never Again” has proved difficult to achieve, the lessons of the Holocaust remain relevant and significant in the lives of youth, including the dangers of silence, the consequences of indifference, and the responsibility to protect the vulnerable. Through programs and curriculum, ADL helps educators bring these lessons to life for students.
Programs and resources for educators, students, community leaders, and familes that explore the enduring impact of the Holocaust and apply its lessons to contemporary issues of prejudice and moral decision making.
Echoes and Reflections prepares educators to teach about the Holocaust in a way that stimulates engagement and critical thinking while providing opportunities for students to see the relevance of this complex history to their own lives.
Echoes and Reflections includes professional development offerings, a comprehensive Teacher's Resource Guide, visual history testimonies, and an expansive website with supplementary multimedia assets and supportive tools for secondary educators.
In November, a group of 135 diverse high school student leaders will participate in the 18th Annual Grosfeld Family National Youth Leadership Mission to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Students wiil travel from Atlanta, Chicago, Connecticut, Denver, Florida, Los Angeles, New England, New Orleans, New York, Santa Barbara, San Diego, St. Louis and Washington D.C. to visit the Museum, discuss the universal lessons of the Holocaust, and explore ways to combat bigotry and bias in their own lives.