Holocaust Museum Houston: Extra Credit Assignment
Over the Winter Break you will have the opportunity to visit Holocaust Museum Houston to receive extra credit for your grade in my class. This is an awesome experience to receive additional points as well as experience the importance of this crucial moment in human history.
This is not a required event nor is this considered a field trip or school sponsored event. You will need parent or guardian permission before attending the museum. You will need to provide your own transportation to the museum. Even though this is not an official school trip, remember you are still representing Waltrip H.S., and you will need to be on your best behavior.
If you will like to see familiar face, I will be at the Museum Monday and Tuesday, December 21st and 22nd between 1:00 and 12:00
If you plan on attending on one of those day's,It will be extremely helpful for me if you RSVP for one of those so I can know how many people will be there
Extra Credit Assignment
When you visit the museum you will need to tour the entire facility. There are numerous exhibits as well as a theater where you can view firsthand accounts from Holocaust survivors. You will need to document your experience by writing a 350 word essay on 1.) What you found interesting and educational about your visit to the museum, 2.) What part had the biggest effect on you, and 3.) How can you promote awareness of the holocaust to your peers? You will also need to take a photograph of yourself on site to visually document your learning experience. Tweet or Instagram this picture and tag #WHSHistorians for an extra 2 points!
Identify the following terms:
Anti-Semitism, Concentration Camps, Ghettos, Kristallnacht, Nuremberg Laws, SS, Third Reich, Nuremberg Trial and Result of the Holocaust.
Your essay will need to be typed, edited, proofread, and printed and be sure to include a digital picture in your document so you earn full credit for this extra credit opportunity. If you plan on journeying to the museum with your classmates, you will each need to document your own separate experience.
You also need to document the name of your docent (tour guide) and her/his signature on the bottom of this page, along with a parent or chaperon signature.
Deadline: Tuesday, January 5th, 2016
Holocaust Museum Houston
5401 Caroline St,
Houston, TX 77004
Monday to Friday - 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday - 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday - Noon to 5 pm
The Holocaust Museum Houston has free admission to everyone and free parking on the facility and on the street. Ask the front desk for tour information. Museum staff gives tours all throughout they day. The tours are very factual and provide you with awesome information.
Contact Mr. St. Mary
If you have any questions about the deadline please feel free to contact me over the holiday break. If you would like me to go on another day, please feel free to message me so we can set up additional days.