Teaching Trunk Program from Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center


The Illinois Holocaust Museum’s literature-based teaching trunk program provides K – 12 educators with a wide array of resources for classroom units on character education, human rights, the Holocaust and/or genocide.  Each trunk allows educators to create meaningful, age/grade appropriate lessons employing award – winning fiction, non-fiction, historical reference materials, as well as DVDs and teaching posters. The focus of each trunk has been carefully developed to address State and National Learning Standards, including Common Core State Standards.


During these uncertain times we have created virtual versions of our teaching trunks.  Our virtual trunks offer accessibility to Educators who are teaching students virtually outside of the traditional classroom.  Virtual teaching trunks include access to e-books and digital texts, IHMEC developed films, remote lessons and activities, as well as digital “arte-facts” to help students explore the stories of local Holocaust survivors.

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