New Educational Programs from the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio

May 5, 2022

The Holocaust Memorial Museum is excited to announce the launch of two new programs for educators in 2022. 

On April 26th, the Museum introduced its first K-5 Curriculum Guide designed for students and educators. This guide includes resources for teachers and six lessons that focus on English/Language Arts, Social Studies, and character education. The new curriculum was launched during a Zoom workshop featuring USHMM Teacher Fellow Wendy Lockard. Attendees learned about best practices for teaching Holocaust education to younger students and how to incorporate the new curriculum guide into their classroom lessons. The Museum is working to continue to expand upon its offerings for elementary school students and educators through additions to the curriculum and resources such as traveling exhibits, new educational trunks, literature, and online classroom materials.  

On June 28th and 29th, the Holocaust Memorial Museum will host a two-day Educator Summer Institute in partnership with The Emil A. and Jenny Fish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Yeshiva University. This interactive program is designed for educators in grades 6-12, however, all levels are encouraged to attend. The Educator Summer Institute will feature presentations on: 

  • Holocaust history 
  • Pedagogy 
  • Using primary sources 
  • And more 

Presenters for this program include Yeshiva University graduate students Lois Roman and Sari Sheinfeld, and Dr. Karen Shawn, Associate Professor of Jewish Education, each expert in the field from the Fish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.  

Educators can visit for information and registration. 

Upcoming Community Events: 

HMMSA Reads Book Club – The Haven by Ruth Gruber on May 10, 6:00 p.m. (Zoom) 

Information and registration at 


Interested in learning more? Interested in becoming a docent or volunteering with the HMMSA?  Visit or contact the museum at (210) 302-6807.