Distance Education

The Education Department of the Virginia Holocaust Museum is offering a variety of distance learning opportunities for students and teachers on the topics of the Holocaust and genocide.  Classes will be taught by museum staff and include, but are not limited to, the following:

For Students:

  • Book discussions with museum staff based on the book Friedrich by Richter or Night by Wiesel.
  • Book discussions between a class in the United States and a class in Europe or Asia; moderated by museum staff this class can be held English, German, or several other languages.
  • Classes for middle and high school history, English, art, science students led by museum staff on specific Holocaust and genocide topics
  • Creating graphic novels for the study of the Holocaust and genocide
  • Interview with a local Holocaust survivor
For Teachers:

  • In-services for history, English, science, math, art teachers on teaching the Holocaust and genocide in the middle and high school classrooms
  • How to create graphic novels in your art, history or English classrooms
  • Using literature to teach the Holocaust and genocide
  • Book discussions
  • Teaching the Holocaust and genocide to special needs students
  • Classes can also be tailor made for individual schools or departments. 

The Virginia Holocaust Museum uses the following video and audio conference system:

  1. Polycom® HDX® 7000 Series - video and audio conference system.
  2. Systems similar to the Polycom HDX 7000 will need the museum’s IP address which we can provide during the planning stages.  

Alternative method (PVX software to connect to a PC):

The second option is to use a PC to connect to the the system in the museum. A free trial version is downloadable from  Polycom. Additionally, you will need a webcam, speakers, and a microphone.  It is recommended that you use a projector for the incoming video to make it easy for your entire class to participate.

For further information contact our Director of Education Megan Ferenczy.