E & R's primary sources are the best part about it-----the first-person interviews; children's book covers, propaganda posters, music and songs, all from the time period, reflecting the real atmosphere! The other great part is that the materials are pretty much classroom ready, with many thought-provoking activities for your students!
I am the child of a survivor from France, please keep me in the loop. Your website is amazing.
I was part of a terrific workshop held at Hudson Library Services building , Columbus, City Schools this past June with Alexis Storch. It was insightful, stimulating, and will aid in my assisting both the Social Studies and English teachers in my building who will read Night, discuss the Holocaust, and learn about genocide of numerous cultures in our world. The Teacher's Resource Guide is an excellent resource and she gave us great ideas for teaching these themes.
I am so grateful for the Echoes and Reflections and the Bearing Witness workshops I have attended. I use the materials in 6th - 8th-grades at my school, and they always leave a powerful impression. Thank you to the sponsors and facilitators of these excellent programs, especially Sara Aharon at the NYC ADL.
I attended a professional development program at Clark University and use the Echoes and Reflection curriculum when I teach Night and The Book Thief. I especially liked Skyping with the Holocaust survivor and definitely recommend this PD for anyone who teaches about the Holocaust or is just interested in it.
Holocaust education is an important part of my 8th grade English curriculum. I appreciate the wealth of resources your site provides. The more kids know about the past--the less likely they are to repeat it!
The lessons in Echoes and Reflections provide a firm foundation of information and reflective discussion for students learning about the Holocaust. It goes beyond Antisemitism, and asks students (and teachers) to think about what really defines us as human beings, and how we must treat each other.
Thank you for the resources, materials, and most importantly motivation and reasoning to teach such important events and lessons to our youth!
These are very important lessons to teach all future generations.
Keep up the good work - it is so important.
This is some of the best professional development I have ever had!
Thank you for the good work you do!
So glad to have this resource available to our teachers and students. Wish it had been around when I was a student.
Echoes and Reflections has greatly added to my teaching of Maus I and II. I use Echoes and Reflections material to supplement the book, and having multiple sources and testimonies to give us more information about what is happening to Vladek Spiegelman is wonderful. My students especially love the Visual History Testimonies.
Echoes has been the foundation of my Holocaust lessons for numerous years. Modified for our purposes, Echoes enriches my students classroom experience.
I am excited to start using these resources when I teach Night to my 10th graders.
Thank you for putting such a great resource together! It's interesting and accessible.
These are great resources for educators and students. Thanks for all of your work and for making them so accessible.
This is a very valuable resource for teachers and parents to teach their children about the Holocaust.
Teaching about The Holocaust is not easy.... What a great resource!
Thank you for this wonderful site.
We will never forget!
Great resource for educators
Echoes and reflections is an amazing resource. Everyone should be educated about the Holocaust.
There's nothing quite as powerful as the video testimonies and seeing students connect with people they never believed they could have anything in common with.
I love the website and the primary source documents that I can access.
I have been using Echoes and Reflections for the last five years in my classroom. The program allows me to pull out lessons and activities as they fit in with my overall unit. Students are captivated by the survivor testimonials. Thank you for such a comprehensive resource.
I have been using these resources for many years. They are very helpful.
Best wishes to Mr. Foxman on his retirement--he met our Bearing Witness group in Jerusalem in 2008. It is a privilege to be associated with the ADL and other educators who are passionate about teaching about the Holocaust.