Partnership with Mizel Museum
USC Shoah Foundation and the Mizel Museum are pleased to announce a new partnership to bring bold, transformative educational experiences to Colorado classrooms.
Anchored by first-person, filmed stories of Holocaust survivors currently living in Colorado, three brand new activities authored by the Mizel Museum were published today on USC Shoah Foundation's educational website, iwitness.usc.edu. These lessons instill a personal understanding of the dangers of hate, and inspire students to stand up against the forces that threaten to divide us through the power of mutual respect.
In this activity, students will recognize the dangerous power of propaganda. They will also understand their responsibility as global citizens in discerning between factual information and propaganda.
Through the testimony of Jack Adler, a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust, students will recognize the dangerous impact of hate on humanity and how mutual respect can make a difference. After careful analysis and discussion, students will reflect on how mutual respect can counter hate.
Through Jack Adler's testimony, students will learn about the slave labor experience of Jews during the Holocaust.
Students will learn about extremism and antisemitism, and they will listen to testimony to learn about the impact of extremist ideology on individuals and how it might be countered.
______________________________________These lessons can be implemented today and are designed to accommodate both in-person and virtual learning environments. The lessons will also be incorporated into Mizel Museum's Holocaust Education programming (learn more at https://mizelmuseum.org/).
In 2020, the state of Colorado passed a bill requiring the incorporation of Holocaust and Genocide studies into an existing course that is currently a high school graduation requirement in public schools. Classroom-ready resources like these new IWitness activities and Holocaust education programs, exhibit and events that the Mizel Museum offer will enrich educators opportunities to bring these stories to students throughout the state.
About The Mizel Museum
The Mizel Museum, an educational, nonprofit organization, is Denver's only museum that addresses today's social justice issues through the lens of Jewish history and values. We encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to celebrate diversity and equality and to combat discrimination and hatred. Our programs, events and exhibits address these and other social issues and encourage positive change in our communities.
Please visit the Mizel Museum at https://mizelmuseum.org/ to learn more about their Holocaust education programs, exhibits and events.
About USC Shoah Foundation
USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education develops empathy, understanding and respect through testimony, using its Visual History Archive of more than 55,000 video testimonies, award-winning IWitness education program, and the Center for Advanced Genocide Research. USC Shoah Foundation's interactive programming, research and materials are accessed in museums and universities, cited by government leaders and NGOs, and taught in classrooms around the world. Now in its third decade, USC Shoah Foundation reaches millions of people on six continents from its home at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California.