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Selection Criteria for Inclusion in the Holocaust and Genocide Education Resource Bank
- Is the website/resource easy to navigate?
- Provide historical, political, geographic, cultural, and economic contexts for the event;
- Helps place event into proper historical context to give students a better understanding of the time and place in which the event occurred;
- Content is grade-level appropriate;
- Content is historically accurate;
- Illustrations/images are appropriate and not overly graphic or violent;
- Focuses on individual stories, translating statistics into people;
- Content is accurate and unbiased;
- Aligns to Colorado Holocaust & Genocide standards;
- Information is from a credible source.
3. Teacher Materials:
- Are comprehensive and easy to understand and use.
- Include suggestions for ways to use the materials with a variety of learners.
- Provide tools for a balanced approach, incorporating multiple perspectives.
- Include different types of primary and secondary sources.
- Reflect best practices in teaching genocide
4. Meets the Requirements of at Least One of the Elements of HB20 - 1336 (PDF).
At a minimum, the resource bank must include:
- Sample academic content standards for Holocaust and Genocide studies;
- Sample programs of instruction for Holocaust and Genocide studies;
- Samples of Holocaust and Genocide studies learning resources, including first-person testimony;
- Sample materials for professional educator development in teaching Holocaust and Genocide studies; and
- Case studies on the Holocaust and Genocides, including but not limited to The Armenian Genocide