Museum Education

By Peter Fredlake

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), April 2006

Fredlake encourages teachers to explore programs at Holocaust museums. Though many resources are available via the internet, teachers who can travel to a Holocaust museum will reap additional benefits: Educators may not have the time to reflect on the Holocaust curriculum or consider strategies, but museum professionals grapple with these issues every day; teachers can immerse themselves in the museum's artifacts, which bring history alive in a way that books and websites can't reproduce; and museums can speak powerfully to the responsibility of Holocaust educators, inspiring them to approach the history and literature of the Holocaust with curiosity, humility, and respect.

Topic: Museums and Exhibitions, Curriculum, Educators, Professional Development, Holocaust Education, Teachers

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 36/630

Page Number(s): 15-16

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Fredlake, Peter. Museum Education. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). April 2006: 15-16. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6200


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