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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


Teaching about the Holocaust and Genocides

Consider reviewing the various Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) that are aligned to the THGC mission of educating the public about the Holocaust and genocides.

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Guidelines for Teaching about the Holocaust

The Holocaust has challenged the cognitive and communicative faculties of even those who were firsthand witnesses to its atrocities.

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Guidelines for Teaching about Genocide

Genocides continue in parts of the world. Although today’s genocides may be geographically far removed from Texas, our students can hardly avoid the subject.

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Holocaust Remembrance Week

Signed by Governor Abbott in May 2019, Senate Bill 1828 charges the THGC with developing or approving materials for a statewide Holocaust Remembrance Week.

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Overviews of the Holocaust and Genocides

The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission provides printable and reproducible overviews of the Holocaust and genocides.

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The following lists of vocabulary terms, though not intended to be comprehensive, are assembled here in a printable format for educators, students, and the general public. NOTE: Vocabulary terms are being updated periodically and not all have definitions at this time.

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Online Digital Library for Educators (ODLE)

A unique set of resources for educators' classroom use. Included are poems, essays, short stories, film clips, and excerpts from novels and memoirs. Many of these sources have strong Texas connections.

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THGC Berkowitz Institute

The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission’s Berkowitz Institute provides advanced training in Holocaust and genocide education to a select group of Texas educators (teachers, curriculum specialists, and librarians) who serve grades 6 through 12 in any subject where the Holocaust and/or genocides are taught.

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Short List of Readings

Designed for readers ages 11 and up, this list is comprised of various texts for use by students, educators, or anyone interested in learning more about the Holocaust.

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