Grant Support Materials: Programming Resources

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  1. General programming resources
  2. Resources by Program Type
    1. Guest Speakers, Scholarly Lectures, and Expert Talks
    2. Exhibit Openings and Guided Tours
    3. Film Viewings and Discussion
    4. Book Discussions
    5. Youth and Family Programs (Recommended age: 8th grade and up)
    6. Programs for Students and Teachers (Recommended age: 8th grade and up)

General Programming Resources

How to Localize History Guide


Resources by Program Type

Guest Speakers, Scholarly Lectures, and Expert Talks

Please use the guidelines below for support planning a guest speaker program or scholarly discussion.

Holocaust Survivor Speakers

WWII Veteran Speakers

"Home Front" Speakers

Guide to Hosting Scholarly Lectures and Expert Talks


Exhibit Openings and Guided Tours

Below are templates you can use to prepare a script for an Exhibit Opening event or a Guided Tour. For tours, please also review the Guided Tours Best Practices document.

Opening Remarks template (downloads as a Word document)

Script for Guided Tours of Americans and the Holocaust

Guided Tours Best Practices

Docent Toolkit


Film Viewings and Discussion

Refer to the Recommended Films list to plan a movie screening and Discussion Questions document for prompts to encourage participant engagement.

Recommended Films for Programs

The U.S. and the Holocaust Documentary

The U.S. and the Holocaust Programming Suggestions (coming soon)


Book Discussions

The lists below provide suggested titles for Americans and the Holocaust book discussion programs.

Adult and Youth Book Lists

The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught in Between


Youth and Family Programs (Recommended age: 8th grade and up)

Use these guides and activities to help develop public programs intended to engage youth and families.

Family Exhibition Guide and Activity


Programs for Students and Teachers (Recommended age: 8th grade and up)

The following guides can be used as programs for school groups or could be presented as part of a professional development program for teachers.

Draft agenda for a teacher workshopTeacher Guide: Americans and the Holocaust Traveling Exhibition

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