The Human Experience: From Texas to the World
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 – Thursday, May. 18, 2017
09:00 AM – 02:00 PM
In 2011, Houston Independent District (HISD) implemented a district-wide Literacy Initiative to improve students’ reading scores on various standardized assessments. To that end, Asia Society Texas Center (ASTC) and Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) have partnered to offer a unique opportunity to students, with a focus on 4th and 7th graders. By developing a curriculum based on the concept of the Universe of Obligation, we highlight the common threads of human identity, agency, suffering, and compassion.
The exhibitions in each of the museums will serve as the centerpiece to explore issues of both the past and present. This project will specifically focus on increasing literacy and effective communication of global issues. This day-long experience will tie into and reinforce themes being explored in the classroom through discussion, creative art, and writing.
9:00 – 11:15 pm | Tour HMH
11:15 – 11:30 pm | Move to ASTC
11:30 – 12:00 pm | Lunch (not provided)
12:00 – 01:30 pm | Tour ASTC
1:30 – 02:00 pm | Project & Discussion
About the Programs & Activities
About Asia Society Texas Center
With 12 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the west. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.
About Holocaust Museum Houston
Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors' legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, we teach the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.
Please fill out the Group Tour Request form, and write “Human Experience Student Tour” as the answer to the question: Why did you choose Holocaust Museum Houston for a group tour?
Human Experience Student Tours must be scheduled a minimum of 6 weeks in advance through Holocaust Museum Houston's website.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed Mondays and major holidays
- Free Hours: Admission to the building and Grand Hall exhibition is free. Admission to the Sarofim Gallery is free for Asia Society members; $5 for nonmembers.
Directions & Parking
- Holocaust Museum Houston
- Schedule 9:00 – 11:15 pm | Tour HMH 11:15 – 11:30 pm | Move to ASTC 11:30 – 12:00 pm | Lunch (not provided) 12:00 – 01:30 pm | Tour ASTC 1:30 – 02:00 pm | Project & Discussion
Special Offers / Dining
Seating 40, the Jade Stone Café at Asia Society offers visitors an intimate place for sandwiches, salads, and sweets, plus free Wi-Fi service. For the menu and hours, please visit http://asiasociety.org/texas/visit/café.
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