Teacher Resources

Educating Hearts and Minds

The Museum supports active participation and discovery. In order to maximize the learning experience for your students, we strongly encourage preparation and discussion prior to your visit. Following your visit, a debrief will enable students to connect the Museum experience to the realities of their everyday world.

To support teachers in their efforts to customize learning experiences for their students, we offer special youth programs and events year-round, the resources of our award-winning library and archives, and special speakers that you can invite to your school or community.

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We offer the following online resources: 

Teacher's Guide
 Teacher's Guide

Lessons and activities to bridge the educational experience in the MOT with learning in the classroom and beyond. The lessons support California content standards.

Go For Broke Foundation Testimonies
 Go For Broke Foundation Testimonies

Oral testimonies of members of the Japanese American 522nd Field Artillery Battalion in the US Army on the liberation of Dachau concentration camp.

Holocaust Resources
 Holocaust Resources

Information to assist teachers in teaching about the Holocaust including helpful tips, 36 questions, and reference materials.


Children of the Holocaust
Children of the Holocaust

The stories of children caught up in the Holocaust from the MOT's photo passport cards at the Holocaust exhibit.


Ask A Holocaust Survivor
Ask a Holocaust Survivor

We are privileged to be able to hear first-hand the eye-witness testimony from Holocaust Survivors. If you would like to ask a question of a Holocaust Survivor,

  • Come to the MOT where Holocaust Survivors speak several times each day. Find out the daily Holocaust Survivor speaker schedule by calling 310 772 2504. You can arrange for a Holocaust Survivor to speak to your group at the MOT by calling 310 772 7639.
  • Connect virtually with a Holocaust Survivor through the MOT’s Bridging The Gap video-conferencing program. Please call 310 772 2502.
  • To ask a personal question of an individual Holocaust Survivor, please submit your question here. Due to the high volume of requests, please allow up to two weeks to receive a response.

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