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


Schools Receiving Craig Weiner, Holocaust Speaker
Craig Weiner, of The HOLOCAUST LEARNING AND EDUCATION FUND, INC., will be coming to select Broward County Public Schools to broaden the Holocaust education amongst America’s students and to clearly illustrate to all young people how relevant the lessons to be learned from the Holocaust are to their lives today.
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.

Holocaust Related Curricula
Holocaust Days of Remembrance: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum designates the theme every year. Confronting the Holocaust: American Responses is the theme for the 2014 observance. In accordance with its Congressional mandate, the Museum is responsible for leading the nation in commemorating the Days of Remembrance and for encouraging and sponsoring appropriate observances throughout the United States.  Free Planning Resource from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to assist you in planning an observance for this year’s Holocaust Days of Remembrance, the Museum has created a new resource containing a two-disc CD and DVD set filled with advice and ready-to-use resources for organizing civic, military, and interfaith observances. This resource is free and can be obtained by completing and submitting an order form (click here for form).

Jewish American History Month

American Jewish Historical Society

The Anti-Defamation League: Free programs and curriculum help educators bring these lessons to life for students

For more information visit the Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education at Florida Atlantic University

The Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education


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.

More Diversity Days of Observance

Other diversity related dates are:

America’s Safe Schools Week

Be Kind to Humankind Week in August


Day of Silence in April

Diversity Awareness Month: October

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: March 21st

International Day of Non-Violence: October 2nd

International Day for Tolerance: November 16th

International Peace Week: 4th week of September

International Day of Peace: September 21

Make a Difference Day: 4th Saturday every October

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: in January

Mix It Up Lunch Day: in November

National Bullying Prevention Awareness Week: in October

National Campus Safety Month: in September

National Domestic (Dating) Violence Awareness Month: October

National Youth Violence Prevention Week: in March

No Name Calling Week:  in January

Random Acts of Kindness Week: in February

World Kindness Week: in November

World Kindness Day: November 13th

YMCA Week Without Violence: in October

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 StatesClick here to access resources to use with both elementary and secondary grade students

Resources for The Study of Haitian Heritage Month/Haitian Flag DayHaitian Heritage Month Resources