CCMH is in the process of extending our educational programming by creating new exhibits and associated lesson plans for teachers. We aim to provide an accessible program for schools and students with a focus on student field trips.
Currently in the works is an exhibit about Czechoslovakia during the Second World War. It will focus on the children in the Terezin Concentration Camp, the American Air Force's role in Czechoslovakia's Liberation, and Jewish flight from Czechoslovakia to North America.
This exhibit is scheduled to go on display in January of 2020.
In tandem with this exhibit, we are working on further developing our Creative Activism Project. This project will allow students to not only learn about the experiences of young people in the Terezin Concentration Camp, but also give them creative tools with which they can express themselves. As part of their visit, the students will create art in the style of those created in secret by the children in Terezin.
Students will be encouraged to express their ideas about subjects that they feel strongly about. They will have the opportunity to convey their feelings through any number of mediums from prose and poetry to drawing and other artistic methods. These works will be collected and exhibited in our museum at the end of the school year.
In addition to learning about the experiences of those who suffered under fascism in World War II, we hope our participants will learn healthy ways to articulate themselves in times of stress and worry.