The IHE invites middle school art teachers to participate in an annual Holocaust-related project.
In order to build knowledge of the Holocaust and the role of art during that period of history, participating teachers teach a Holocaust lesson provided by the IHE with their students during at least one full class period before commencing with the visual art portion of the project. Suggested projects are literature-inspired murals, an artifact collage, or a charcoal portrait of a victim of the Holocaust or of someone who has a shared life experience. Upon completion, students prepare a written reflection on the project. The IHE provides curriculum resources for each project and a stipend to be used for art supplies.
The Art & the Holocaust project culminates each year in an exhibit of art work in the gallery at the Jewish Community Center along with a reception for the artists, their parents, and their teachers. Local Holocaust survivors are also present.
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