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50 - 950 West 41st Ave,
Vancouver BC, V5Z 2N7 Canada

P: 604.264.0499
F: 604.264.0497
E: info@vhec.org

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why teach the holocaust
 

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The Holocaust calls into question our most basic assumptions about human nature, modern society, social responsibility, and global citizenship. The study of the Holocaust assists students in developing an understanding of the ramifications of prejudice, racism and stereotyping in any society. It helps students develop an awareness of the value of pluralism, and encourages tolerance of diversity in a multicultural society.

- "Teaching About the Holocaust: A Resource for Educators," (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum).

The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre's programming links the study of the Holocaust to British Columbia's social studies, language arts and fine arts curriculum, and makes connections between the Holocaust, Canadian history and contemporary social justice issues. In addition to creating original school programming, teaching resources, online and multimedia units, the VHEC also provides outreach speakers and professional development for teachers to support Holocaust education.

 

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Holocaust Education Teacher Resource

This general resource contains guidelines for teaching about the Holocaust, suggestions for preparing students for survivor speakers, frequently asked questions about the Holocaust, a timeline, a glossary, as well as recommended websites and readings.

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