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Partnership enables KET to share student-driven lessons about the Holocaust


Partnership enables KET to share student-driven lessons about the Holocaust

For Release: 06/16/17 10:48 AM

Thanks to a new grant from the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence, KET is spreading a powerful message of embracing diversity throughout Kentucky and beyond.

With help from our partners – the Center for Gifted Studies at WKU and the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts — KET is developing lesson plans based on a collection of murals created by Kentucky seventh through 10th graders depicting scenes from the Holocaust.

A companion curriculum with teacher resources is under development and will be made available to educators via PBS LearningMedia. In addition, KET is producing videos on the creation of a new mural this summer as well as about faculty and former students who completed past murals.

“The new KET-produced curriculum and videos will be a strong addition to PBS LearningMedia,” said KET’s Senior Director for Education Tonya Crum. The on-demand media service designed for K-12 classrooms currently includes more than 100,000 digital resources – including 3,000 online learning resources created by KET – that engage students on a variety of standards-based concepts.

Made available in Kentucky through KET in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education, access to PBS LearningMedia is free to public and private schools, colleges and universities; homeschoolers; parents; and educational agencies and organizations.

“We look forward to sharing the impressive work of these students across the state,” Crum said. “The murals and the history behind them will provide engaging and thought-provoking classroom content for educators as part of our PBS LearningMedia repository.”

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