Holocaust Survivor Speaker Ben Walker with a group of students.

Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Packs

We invite educators to utilize our new library resources. Hundreds of individual and unique curriculum materials and lesson plan units on the Holocaust and related subjects are now available in our library. See topics.

For more information or to check out materials, contact Maureen MacLaughlin, Librarian, at 678 222-3752 or by e-mail.

Learn more.

 

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Lesson Plan Packs in The Breman library.

Lesson Plan Packs in The Breman library.

 

Trunks

You are invited to participate in our new curriculum trunk program. These Holocaust Teaching Trunks are designed for use by middle school and high school educators to assist you in the teaching this history.

Trunks are a compilation of multimedia tools including videos, posters, CDs, artifact kits, maps, class sets of books, lesson plans and student activities. These materials invite a broader and deeper understanding of Holocaust history and literature and are intended to promote critical thinking. New materials and trunks will be introduced as needed.

 

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Henry Birnbrey, aboard ship coming to the United States from Germany, 1938.

Henry Birnbrey, center, aboard ship coming to the United States from Germany, 1938.

Toolkits

Using facsimiles of original archival material to illustrate Holocaust and southern history experiences, teacher toolkits, unit desson plans and discreet lesson plans, will highlight a critical event(s) or an era in American history utilizing the resources of The Breman’s renowned archives including replicas of historical photographs and documents. Generally, teacher toolkits will explore world history and southern history, genocide, sociology, social action and ethics. Teacher toolkits, developed by educators, will meet curriculum requirements (state and national) in history, language arts, and character education.

Toolkits are currently being developed on the subjects of the One Thousand Children, the Leo Frank case, and Survivor Portraits: Stories from the Holocaust.

For more information, contact Sally Levine at 678-222-3700 or by e-mail.

 

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Charlotte Dreyfus, one of the One Thousand Children sent out of Nazi Germany to America. Charlotte was taken in by a family in West Point, Georgia.

Charlotte Dreyfus, one of the One Thousand Children sent out of Nazi Germany to America. Charlotte was taken in by a family in West Point, Georgia.

Survivor Portraits

Survivor Portraits, biographical narratives of the Holocaust Survivors who speak to student groups at The Breman, depicts in words and pictures the personal story of a survivor’s life and includes the lessons they wish to pass on to future generations.
This new take-home learning tool is presented to the nearly 20,000 students in grades 5–12 who come to The Breman every school year to tour our signature exhibition, Absence of Humanity: The Holocaust Years, 1933–1945, and who have the unique opportunity to hear a Holocaust survivor tell her or his eyewitness account of the Holocaust years. The Survivor Portraits will soon be made available online.

It is The Breman’s hope that these Survivor Portraits will encourage dialogue about a difficult subject among student visitors, teachers and parents. Survivor Portraits will also be a permanent legacy for our speakers’ families and for all of us.

The Survivor Portrait Project is made possible by generous grants from the Jewish Community Endowment Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and the IECA Foundation.

 

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Henry Friedman, survivor from Hungary, who regularly speaks at The Breman about his experiences during the Holocaust.

Henry Friedman, survivor from Hungary, who regularly speaks at The Breman about his experiences during the Holocaust.

To hear a witness is to become a witness oneself. —Elie Wiesel

Video Lending Library

The Breman Museum video library is getting bigger and better every year! The library now offers teachers and homeschoolers a multitude of options for teaching the history and legacy of World War II, the Holocaust, and National Socialism—among many other topic areas. The library has recently acquired many excellent, unusual and rare videos (DVD and VHS) on a wide variety of subject areas, including:

  • Jewish Life in the Southern United States
  • Antisemitism in the United States
  • Holocaust (including a wide range of dramas and documentaries on topics such as rescue, resistance and concentration camps)
  • Israeli History
  • The Third Reich, National Socialism and Hitler
  • Holocaust Denial and Hate Groups
  • Prejudice/Tolerance/Peer Pressure/Apathy
  • Children and Judaism
  • Post-War Memory Issues
  • Pre-War Jewish Life in Europe
  • Art and Propaganda in the Third Reich
  • Medicine in the Third Reich
  • Justice Issues
  • Jewish Culture and History
  • World War II History
  • Studies of countries in relation to the Holocaust: Greece, France, Italy,
    Germany, Holland, etc.

The list of subject areas above offers a wide variety of teaching opportunities
across a broad range of possible topics. For help in choosing the materials that
will make your teaching goals both easy and powerful on any subject, contact
Maureen MacLaughlin, Breman Librarian, at 678-222-3752 or by e-mail.

See video titles.

 

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Video lending library, found in The Breman library.

Video lending library, found in The Breman library.

 

Seeking Justice: The Leo Frank Case Revisited

NEW! Teaching materials for Seeking Justice: The Leo Frank Case Revisited.

Please register in order to download the teacher's guide, a PowerPoint using sources from the exhibition, and a PDF of the PowerPoint.

 

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Lucille Selig and Leo Frank in Grant Park, 1910.

Lucille Selig and Leo Frank in Grant Park, 1910.

 

New Lives: Coming to America

NEW! Teaching materials for The Breman's online exhibition New Lives: Coming to America.

New Lives features the stories of the more than 400 Holocaust survivors who emigrated to Georgia and Alabama. Explore video testimony and biographies, peruse family photographs and historical documents, and learn about the context of the Holocaust through maps and narrative histories of ghettos, concentration camps, and the home countries of the survivors. 

Lesson plans (PDF)

Georgia Performance Standards correlated to New Lives lesson plans (PDF)

 

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Home page of New LIves: Coming to America online exhibition.

Home page of New LIves: Coming to America online exhibition.