Virtual Field Trips for Students

While we stay safe at home, bring the Museum of Tolerance into your virtual classroom!

We offer the following LIVE Zoom (or other platforms) interactive workshops and presentations which you can book on a date/time of your choice for groups of 25-30.

Please choose from any of the Interactive Field Trips listed below. You can also combine multiple sessions for a broader experience.

Each module is designed to cover a classroom period (approx. 50 minutes).

Modules are $150 each for a classroom of 25-30 students. Limited grant funding is available.

To reserve your trip submit a Virtual Field Trip Request Form

Additional Resources

The MOT can work with you to offer additional larger sessions focusing on personal testimony. See the list of Special Speakers below.

The MOT will provide all educators with access to lesson plans and other resources that can be used to augment and follow-up all classroom modules.

View all our related teacher resources here. 

Interactive Field Trips:

Recommended for 7th & 8th Grade

Anne Frank: A Fascinating Look at the Real Anne

Your students will experience a virtual exploration of the dynamic MOT exhibit, Anne, to discover her story through carefully curated research that challenges many popular assumptions. The session will shed light on Anne's family background and reveal little known details of Anne's childhood, as shared in personal testimony by her last remaining relative, cousin Buddy Elias, exclusively for the MOT. We will also examine rare artifacts and discover fascinating connections between Anne Frank and the U.S. The session concludes with the period after the arrest, imprisonment and deportation of everyone from the Secret Annex. Students will be inspired, anew, by the legacy and lessons of her writing and indomitable voice. This workshop focuses on the theme of identity. In understanding more about Anne we gain tools to help better understand ourselves and those around us.

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Recommended for 7th - 12th Grade

Tolerancenter: Contemporary Lessons

Led by MOT Youth Educator, explore some of the MOT's most moving interactive exhibits examining themes such as dynamics of discrimination, personal responsibility and democracy and diversity. The session is designed to draw connections from history to current events and to spark personal reflection on how to create the changes we seek. Conversation will focus on the impact of hate and hate crimes, media literacy and personal responsibility.

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Recommended for 9th-12th Grade

Holocaust History Session: Youth Voices and Resistance

In Holocaust education, students resonate especially with modules that examine the Holocaust through the lenses and voices of other children. As the Holocaust's most tragic victims, children were also resilient resisters. This module led by a skilled MOT Youth Educator offers an introduction to the Holocaust through primary documents and interactive activities. This module will introduce students to major themes including the use of propaganda, effects of dehumanization and roles & responsibilities of ordinary people in effecting change.

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Age-appropriate presentations for Middle and High School

Combat Hate!

COMBAT HATE! A Digital Empowerment Workshop is a dynamic virtual experience that engages students in critical thinking for decoding and rejecting online hate. As an online safety curriculum aligned with ISTE digital citizenship standards, it is based on foundational media literacy skills and examples compiled by the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Research Department. The workshop ends using an action planning worksheet which all students keep and share for ongoing use.

The workshop is 50 minutes and is delivered via Zoom or other platforms by one of our trained facilitators. The session includes online polling, interactive discussion and fillable activity sheets.

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Special Speakers:

Holocaust Survivor Personal Testimony

The Museum of Tolerance offer its "Bridging the Gap" program to connect students virtually with Holocaust Survivors to hear their stories first-hand and bring history to life. To hear a Survivor story is to become a witness to history. This is an unforgettable experience of which we are in the last years. Students (middle and high school) praise it as a highlight of their school year. The session is 60 minutes and is delivered via Zoom, administered by one of our staff members. Survivor speakers share photos and artifacts online, and ensure time for Q&A.

To request a Holocaust Survivor for your virtual classroom, request a speaker here

The Museum of Tolerance is able to offer special speakers on a variety of other topics related to the content of the MOT. Speakers include former White Supremacists, icons of the Civil Rights Movement and Survivors of other genocides. Please contact our school field trip office to discuss other Special Speakers. Email us.

   

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