For Educators


The IHE is the central location in Nebraska for disseminating accurate information about the Holocaust.

Each year, the Institute for Holocaust Education works with approximately 200 educators and provides several teacher workshops in Omaha and elsewhere in Nebraska.  The IHE creates and distributes age-appropriate resources for teaching the Holocaust that span multiple areas of study including social studies, literature, and art.

After attending workshops, teachers leave with curricula and lesson plans, as well as guidelines for appropriate teaching of the Holocaust - and a network of like-minded educators for support!  Workshops are lead by IHE trained educators, and often include noteworthy guest-lecturers.  Previous workshops have included:

  • A History of Kristallnacht
  • Children in the Holocaust & Spiritual Resistance
  • Echoes & Reflections: A Multimedia Teacher’s Resource Guide (created by the Anti-Defamation League, the USC Shoah Foundation and Yad Vashem)
  • Eyewitness to Genocide

For Curriculum Units, click here.

View our Guidelines for a Holocaust Survivor Visit to learn how to prepare for such an occasion.

For information on the Tribute to the Rescuers essay contest, click here.