About Free Digital Tours
Who are Digital tours for?
Middle and high school educators can utilize our two most popular museum tours without stepping foot in the museum: Stop the Hate & Lessons of the Holocaust are now online. We’ve created them to fit within the context of an uncertain environment, giving educators total flexibility for how and when you use the material.
What do the tours explore?
Stop the Hate uses museum artifacts to exemplify expressions of racism and antisemitism in history. Students will explore answers to these questions:
Lessons of the Holocaust (Coming Soon) uses museum artifacts to explore how the Holocaust stands as a defining moment of the 20th century, arguably the most violent century in history, and what concentration camp survivors have taken away as lessons from their harrowing experiences. Students will consider:
How do Digital tours work?
Students can access tours individually at home or as a group in the classroom. Supporting activities are designed to be self-directed, but can easily shift into small group work or become larger classroom discussions. Use the materials how you want, when you want, with complete flexibility!
Why we love these tours!
Object-based learning uses artifacts to discuss a moment in history. A photograph, a letter, a piece of clothing – these everyday items tell us about what life was like in the past. Using the structure “what we see, what we know, and what we wonder” students are invited to look at an object, learn how it was used during the time when it was created, and consider what that means to us today. We’re studying history while also learning about social responsibility, building empathy for others, and encouraging self-reflection.