Family Involvement Guides

Our Teacher Advisory Group designed the following materials for you to modify and share with your students’ families. Parents are often worried that studying an era as dark as the Holocaust will traumatize their children. By sending a letter home before beginning a Holocaust or genocide unit, teachers can allay parental fears and explain what will be taught, and how parents can talk about the Holocaust with their children. For ELA teachers, we also provide a sample letter that explains the value of studying the Holocaust through literature. Finally, there is an FAQ sheet to answer questions about the Holocaust in the ELA classroom.​

Family Involvement Guide ELA - Family Involvement Letter FAQ for the ELA Classroom