Echoes and Reflections provides educators with the professional development and resources necessary to develop the knowledge, capacity, and practice required to responsibly and effectively teach the Holocaust.
Since 2005, this combined effort of three world leaders in education—the Anti-Defamation League, USC Shoah Foundation, and Yad Vashem—has now reached more than 30,000 educators across the United States.
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To enhance educators’ content knowledge on major topics about the Holocaust, including antisemitism, Nazi ideology, ghettos, the “Final Solution,” and resistance.
To provide secondary educators with access to superior, research-based professional development with a focus on modeling sound pedagogy and instructional strategies for teaching about the Holocaust.
To develop standards-based, interdisciplinary print and digital resources that foster knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust and its relevance to contemporary society.
To promote critical thinking through the study of the Holocaust.
To support students’ development of the skills to examine the effects of prejudice and antisemitism.
To encourage the use of visual history testimony in the classroom, thereby exposing students to the narratives of those who were witnesses to history and providing opportunities for them to examine their own personal narratives.
To support educators across disciplines as they integrate Holocaust and genocide education into their course of study.