Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum closed on March 13, 2020, until further notice. The Education and Public Programs Team at the Nixon Library is pleased to remind you that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) continues to be an excellent source for entertaining content, historical research, and instructional needs! Simply follow the links below for additional information:
Teaching the Holocaust
The United Nations recognizes January 27, 2021, as International Holocaust Day of Remembrance. The National Archives, in partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), recently assembled information featuring historical documents on U.S. immigration and refugee policy during World War II and the Holocaust that can be used in your classroom. Through primary resources via DocsTeach and additional resources from the USHMM, your students can learn to analyze selected documents from our holdings as well as explore a multitude of other features such as exploring audio and visual recordings and viewing online exhibits. Examples can be found below:
- The SS Quanza and European War Refugees, a teaching activity
- Analyzing a Writing Assignment by a Teenage Refugee in New York During World War II, a teaching activity
- Primary sources related to the Holocaust
- Primary sources related to refugees and immigration during WWII
Telegram from Passengers on the Ship Quanza to Eleanor Roosevelt, 9/10/1940. General Visa Correspondence, 1914 - 1949;General Records of the Department of State. Record Group 59; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD.
Additional resources from the National Archives:
- DocsTeach World War II page
- DocsTeach Recorded Professional Development Webinars (available on YouTube)
- World War II Records and History Hub
Also accessible from the USHMM are the following:
Americans and the Holocaust, a new exhibition
Don't forget! The Nixon Library and the National Archives have embarked on a weekly Twitter series for educators using the hashtag #ArchivesForEducators. Starting January 11, 2021, through March 29th, sit in with us every Monday from 12:00 - 12:30 pm (PST) for topics relating to the Holocaust, immigration, Black History, U.S. Presidents, sports, WWII and post-war life, Women's History, the Cold War, and the Vietnam War. Join us via the link below.
Stay tuned for regular updates from the Nixon Library Education and Public Programs Team.
Please feel free to contact us at NixonEducation@nara.gov if you have any questions.
The Nixon Library Education and Public Programs Team