Holocaust Education


In collaboration with other agencies, the Oklahoma State Department of Education has created this page dedicated to the teaching of the Holocaust. Teaching the Holocaust is required in the social studies standards, and may be integrated into English language arts or visual arts.

Holocaust Education Legislation

Beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, Holocaust education shall be taught to students in grades six through twelve in public schools in this state, as prescribed in the Oklahoma Academic Standards. Holocaust education may be integrated into one or more existing courses of study and shall be taught in a manner that:

1.  Generates an understanding of the causes, course, and effects of the Holocaust;

2.  Develops dialogue with students on the ramifications of bullying, bigotry, stereotyping, and discrimination; and

3.  Encourages tolerance of diversity and reverence for human dignity for all citizens in a pluralistic society.

 70 O.S. § 11-103.6o

Teacher Resources

These Holocaust resources have been developed by Oklahoma teachers to help educators in grades 6-12 teach the Holocaust.These resources may be helpful to educators as they build lessons and units. Resources are not intended as a mandate or an exhaustive listing of instructional resources, but merely represent suggestions from reliable sources.

English Language Arts

Social Studies

     Geography

     World History

     United States History

Visual Art

Professional Development Opportunities

Name

Date

Location

Jewish Federation of Oklahoma City

June 15, 2023

OKC

Jewish Federation of Tulsa

June 16, 2023

Tulsa

Belfer National Conference for Educators from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

June 26-28, 2023

Virtual

Teaching the Holocaust and Human Rights in the Heartland - The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights and the OSU Writing Project

June 13-15, 2023

Tulsa

Echoes and Reflections: Foundations of Teaching the Holocaust for Oklahoma and Kansas Teachers

June 9, 2023 Wichita, KS

Teaching the Holocaust presented by the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

July 25, 2023 East Central University, Ada

 

 

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Last updated on May 9, 2023