ESC 17 Holocaust Remembrance Week

January 24-28, 2022

(c) Holocaust Remembrance Week shall include age-appropriate instruction, as determined by each school district.

Senator Menendez Introduction to Texas Holocaust Remembrance Week 2021
Texas Education Agency Social Studies

Scroll down to see the approved link for Holocaust Remembrance Week resources.

Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission Public Statement on Best Practices in Holocaust Instruction

12/21/21 – Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission (THGAAC) staff members are often asked why we spend so much time teaching about appropriate models and guidelines for best practices in the classroom whenever we train educators on how to teach about the Holocaust. Several news reports over the past year have demonstrated how easy it is for even well-meaning, intelligent teachers to misstep when approaching Holocaust instruction. Help is available. To learn more about common pitfalls (and how to avoid them!) we encourage you to visit https://thgaac.texas.gov/learning/best-practices and https://thgaac.texas.gov/how-to-teach-about-the-holocaust. Please contact us with any questions or to invite our staff to train educators from your district or campus.
THGAAC

The Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission was created by Texas Legislature to "... to ensure that resources were available to students, educators, and the general public regarding the Holocaust and other genocides."

SB 1828 assigns the THGAAC the task of approving resources that can be used in the classroom. The following resources are approved. SB 1828 allows each Texas school district to decide which THGAAC-approved materials are age-appropriate for their students. The THGAAC includes age recommendations for each title.

Educators should screen in advance anything shown to students to ensure appropriateness.

Educational Resources From Museums in Texas

Holocaust Remembrance Week Toolkit

Click on the link to receive a free toolkit!