Monday, September 24, 2012

And Now a Word from the Education Department


This blog comes to us today from Manager of Curriculum and Teacher Programs Amanda Lanceter. Although she is a new hire, she has been a part of the Museum family for a very long time. 

            As a former teacher, I know that if there’s one thing that students love, it’s field trips. The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust serves nearly 50,000 students each year, who come thanks to the careful planning of the teachers who bring them here.
            Arranging for your students to visit the Museum is easy, but it is important that you do so early in the school year in order to get the times and days that work best for your school. Contact our scheduling coordinator Mike at 646-437-4304 or send an email to groupvisits@mjhnyc.org in order to set everything up. Meeting Hate with Humanity is our most requested tour, which gives students an overview of life during the Holocaust through personal stories and artifacts, but we also have other tours that may work well for your group. You can find descriptions of all of our tours on the For Teachers page of our website. The cost is a flat rate of $75 for every 30 people, but funding is available to help cover the cost if your school is in need.
            For teachers working in public schools in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, you can sign up to become a Lipper partner school, a three-part program that is of no cost to you. This dynamic education initiative is generously supported by the EGL Charitable Foundation. For more information, please visit our Lipper school partnership frequently asked questions. We hope to welcome you and your students to the Museum very soon.

Photo of Dr. Salomea Cape and students on Yom HaShoah by Melanie Einzig.

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