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Holocaust Memorial Creates New DVD Lending Library To Support School-Based Holocaust Education

Florida teachers have a new Holocaust education resource for their classrooms as the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, a Committee of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, has established a DVD Lending Library, featuring 110 outstanding documentaries.

Teachers affiliated with public, private and charter schools throughout the state can register to access the Lending Library, and then use an online catalog to identify specific offerings and borrow videos at no cost for up to one month. All catalog listings include content descriptions and age appropriateness recommendations to assist educators in selecting suitable video presentations for specific classroom situations. For South Florida teachers, the videos are also valuable teaching tools before or after an on-site class visit to the Holocaust Memorial.

The Lending Library was established with a grant from the Florida Department of Education, and is intended to increase the quality of Holocaust-related resources for teachers.

A separate section of the online catalog is dedicated to 10 recommended video titles in the Lending Library, providing suggested lesson plans and links to corresponding teacher study guides.

“We hope to add more content in the future, particularly for middle school and high school students,” said Holocaust Memorial Chair Andrew C. Hall. “Our goal is to assist in providing the highest level of Holocaust educational experiences for students in classrooms throughout Florida and to achieve this result by initiating informative, inspiring learning experiences.”

To access the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach DVD Lending Library, teachers may register at http://holocaustmemorialmiamibeach.org/dvd_lending_library. For more information, contact Holocaust Memorial Education Coordinator Daniel Reed at dreed@gmjf.org or 305-538-1663.