Thursday, January 17, 2013

Missouri Holocaust Education and Awareness Commission

The state of Missouri created this commission a few years ago. For the last year or so, I have been “unofficially” attending the commission meetings. The committee members include DESE representatives, active and retired teachers, university professors, private citizens, and representatives from the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center in St. Louis.

"The goals of the Missouri Holocaust Education and Awareness Commission include:
            Providing support to Missouri teachers in teaching the Holocaust
            Publicizing events related to Holocaust education and remembrance
            Preserving the legacy of Holocaust survivors in Missouri”

The website is a work in progress, but there are valuable links and information about related events and activities that would be of interest to you and your students. I encourage you to visit the site every month or so to watch it develop and learn more about the commission and its efforts. It’s an important step in supporting Holocaust education in the state of Missouri.

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