Educator Events

Holocaust and Human Rights Educator Conference

Join us for a day of training in Holocaust education for the 21st century classroom with Teacher’s Resource Guide and a day of multiple workshops on human rights to assist you in building lesson plans on various topics from the Holocaust, human rights, to genocide.

The Educator Conference includes:
* Teacher’s Resource Guide ($94.95 value)
* Dallas Holocaust Museum Education Packet
* CPE certification
* Breakfasts, lunches and dinner

$25 registration fee (waived for teachers at Title I schools) limited hotel scholarships available.

For more information and registration, please contact Dr. Charlotte Decoster at or view the event flyer and schedule.

Download the 2015 Holocaust and Human Rights Educator Conference Registration Form


This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.




Educator Museum Orientation

Educator Museum Orientations are for educators and school administrators considering bringing their students to the Museum and for those who have already scheduled a visit. The education staff highly recommend that educators attend orientation at least once each school year. Orientation is required annually for all educators of 5th grade school groups visiting the Museum.

During orientation the education staff will prepare educators to use the Museum as an extension of the classroom. Educators will receive a teacher orientation packet, a staff-led tour of the Museum's core exhibit and rotating special exhibit, explanation of tour options and procedures. This Museum is a certified provider of CPE’s by the Texas Education Agency.
There is no charge for attending orientation, but you must be registered. Teachers may register by emailing

Educator Museum Orientation Schedule for 2015:

June 10 at 12:00 p.m.
July 6 at 12:00 p.m.
August 17 at 12:00 p.m.
September 12 at 9:30 a.m.
October 4 at 9:30 a.m.
November 25 at 12:00 p.m.
December 5 at 9:30 a.m.

Special Exhibit Preview Nights

The Dallas Holocaust Museum has quarterly rotating special exhibits in its gallery. Special exhibits cover different themes on the Holocaust and other genocides. To introduce educators to these special exhibits, the Museum holds preview nights. These events are exclusively open to all educators.

Educators will receive a tour of the new exhibit, a teacher’s guide, a short presentation by the education staff, and other curricular material that will aid educators in preparing a lesson plan on the Holocaust.

Upcoming Special Exhibits:

Fall 2015 – Opens September 10. Opening Reception at 5:30 p.m. Holocaust By Bullets
This exhibition presents the results of hundreds of days of fieldwork directed by Father Patrick Desbois. This work enabled his organization, Yahad-in-Unum, to collect evidence and begin documenting the massacres and mass graves of more than 1 million Jews in Eastern Europe. The exhibit seeks to return to these murdered Jewish victims their dignity and humanity and also to underscore the “Holocaust by Bullets” as a precursor and model for mass crimes today.

There is no charge for educators attending Special Exhibit Previews, but you must be registered. Register by emailing

College Night

College Night 2015 features the special exhibition, Holocaust by Bullets. Enjoy exclusive access to the special and permanent exhibits, private docent-led tours, and special presentations by Museum Educators and Holocaust Survivor Speakers developed specifically for university groups.
The Dallas Holocaust Museum’s special and permanent exhibits offer professors and instructors a unique tool to expand beyond their classroom-based curriculum on topics such as:
• Human Rights
• American History - Civil Rights
• World History - Holocaust and Genocide
• Tolerance and Diversity
• Texas History - Local Civil Rights and Holocaust Survivor History
• Historical Research
• Ethics in Law, Business, and Science

College Night will be on September 29th, 2015. Why share your Museum experience with middle and high school students. Reserve your college night tour RIGHT NOW and experience the Museum with other college students and professors!

You must RSVP at

Off-site Educator Events

Educator presentations, conferences, and workshops are presented throughout the year at off-site locations. They include historical background on the Holocaust, use of primary documents, pedagogy, and curricular use and development. Topics and curricula will vary. There is no registration fee for the workshops, unless otherwise stated. Workshop attendees will receive certificates for CPE earned.

Educator Workshop Series

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