Broward Schools utilizes a number of days of observance to increase awareness around the topic of the Holocaust. January is Florida Jewish History Month, May is Jewish American Heritage Month, and April 24th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Access those pages to learn more and find toolkits for implementing these observances. We encourage the incorporation of diversity sensitization materials throughout the year in multiple subject areas.
“The Holocaust shows what one human can do to another when they are complacent. We must remember and never forget.”—Mike Jacobs, survivor
For those Broward schools receiving Craig Weiner, the Holocaust Speaker, view this video below, “Search for the White Rose,” in advance of his visit with your students and use its corresponding middle and high school curriculum guide, Search For the White Rose Holocaust Teacher Curriculum Guide.
Want to know more about this film? The White Rose was a was a non-violent, clandestine resistance group in Nazi Germany consisting of students from the University of Munich and their philosophy professor. The group became known for an anonymous leaflet and graffiti campaign, lasting from June 1942 until February 1943, that called for active opposition to dictator Hitler’s regime. This group of students, and their professor, had the bravery and courage to follow their moral conscience in Standing Up against what they knew was wrong. The White Rose serves as an excellent example for young people to follow when making their daily “Life Choices”. Do we simply follow the crowd even though we know bad things are happening, or do we Stand Up- Resist- and do everything we can to Make Things Right ? The film is preceded and followed by comments from Craig R. Weiner illustrating how relevant the White Rose is to our lives today.
The Anti-Defamation League: Free programs and curriculum help educators bring these lessons to life for students
- Request a free Planning Guide
- Why We Remember the Holocaust (Video)
- Remembrance Day Calendar
- Read the transcript of the historic 1981 Holocaust Commemoration for Days of Remembrance (PDF)
For more information visit the Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education at Florida Atlantic University
The Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education (CHHRE) at Florida Atlantic University presents cutting-edge training and resources to teachers involved in Holocaust and genocide education. The Center offers workshops, advanced seminars, and summer institutes for K-12 teachers working in the fields of history, arts, languages, religion, science, technology, politics, and social studies. The CHHRE serves all schools in the counties of Broward, Palm Beach , Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River , Glades, and Okeechobee. The Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education prepares teachers to implement the Florida mandate using historical data as well as lessons devised to stimulate discussions on ethics, individual responsibility, nonviolence, and conflict resolution. The Center’s goal is twofold: to edify teachers and students about the Holocaust era and to assist them in developing applicable knowledge and analytical skills to the events of present and past genocides.
Our Services Include:
- 5-day Summer Institute for Teachers
- Holocaust Survivors Speaker’s Bureau
- Professional Development Workshops
- Community Lectures and Events
- Exhibits and Film Series
- Living Voices
The Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education is a member of the international Association of Holocaust Organizations and the Florida Commissioner’s Task Force on Holocaust Education.
Other diversity related dates are:
Another way to celebrate diversity and multicultural connections year-round:
September Multicultural Connections
November Multicultural Connection
December Multicultural Connection
January Multicultural Connections
February Multicultural Connection
March Multicultural Connections
Resources for The Study of Black/African American History
Resources for The Study of Women’s Contributions to the United States: Click here to access resources to use with both elementary and secondary grade students
Resources for The Study of Haitian Heritage Month/Haitian Flag Day: Haitian Heritage Month Resources