The Museum promotes the responsible teaching of the Holocaust through a variety of resources and programs to help the nation's educators increase their knowledge of Holocaust history and implement sound teaching strategies.
Resources for Educators:
Resources for Learners:
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) is proud to offer the WeAreTeachers community this special opportunity to order a free DVD copy of The Path to Genocide for use in middle and high school classrooms. View it now (or order a free DVD copy for your school).
This 38-minute film examines the Nazis’ rise and consolidation of power in Germany. Using rare footage, the film explores their ideology, propaganda and persecution of Jews and perceived enemies of the state. By providing a concise overview of the Holocaust and those involved, this resource is intended to provoke reflection and discussion about the role of ordinary people, institutions and nations between 1918 and 1945 and why learning about the Holocaust is relevant for today.
Learn more about the film at the USHMM website or read our collection of teacher lesson ideas and book pairings for the film here.