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Teacher Resources

The Virginia Holocaust Museum provides students and teachers opportunities to learn about the Holocaust through workshops, programming, and resources.  We look to inspire students to think critically, understanding the power of self-responsibility, decision making and individual choice.

Auschwitz Legacy Fellowship

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation (ABMF) is grateful to the Virginia Holocaust Museum for their help in bringing Auschwitz Legacy lessons to schools in Virginia by partnering with us on the Auschwitz Legacy Fellowship.


Lesson Plans

Our lesson plans are designed for secondary students and focus on historical themes of the Holocaust.

The Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute (TEI)

The Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute (TEI) is recommended for middle and high school educators who would like to or currently teach the Holocaust in their classrooms. Longwood University’s Professional Studies Office utilizes the descriptions for Renewal Options in the Virginia Licensure Renewal Manual to suggest appropriate professional development points but advises all participants earning those points to work with their educational employing agency to verify and classify each course offered.

Acceptance Suitcases

Through a generous contribution from the Memorial Foundation for Children and Mr. Morton Thalheimer in memory of his cousin Lisa Thalheimer the Virginia Holocaust Museum offers the Acceptance Suitcase Book Loaner Program. Available to classroom teachers at no charge, the Acceptance Suitcases provide classroom sets of books which focus on the history of the Holocaust, Genocide and Civil Rights.

Student Visual Art Contest

An annual student opportunity for students in grades 6-12.

Professional Development

Professional development opportunities for school systems, school staff and other community professionals, are ongoing and can be tailored to the needs of your educational community.

Suggested Reading

All of ther books are available for purchase in our newly renovated Museum Shop and Bookstore. Please let the staff know you are an educator so that you can receive a 10% discount!

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