"This is one of the most important field trips for what it teaches our children. The Museum of Tolerance exposes the students to ideas that will make these young people positive leaders of our community. The values taught here tie in beautifully with our discussions in English and History on civil rights and our responsibilities to protect all people's rights."

– English teacher, Saint Mark’s School, Altadena, CA

STEPS TO TOLERANCE is a program designed for 5th and 6th grade students that provides an age-appropriate introduction to museums, Holocaust history and contemporary issues of tolerance and respect. This 3- hour program takes place in the museum’s Youth Action Lab.

During this program, students:

  • Receive their own Living and Learning Journal to record their observations and thoughts during the program
  • Hear a Holocaust survivor’s personal testimony and have the opportunity for questions and answers
  • View a documentary film for children on the Holocaust and Darfur
  • Explore artifact cases containing items collected from the ghettos and concentration camps during the Holocaust
  • Discover the meaning of propaganda and symbols by discussing and handling real Holocaust artifacts, such as a Jewish star and a Nazi armband
  • Read a story about tolerance and discuss how its themes relate to the Holocaust and to contemporary issues of prejudice and bullying

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Due to heavy volume of school groups we advise visitors to come between 2:00pm and 5:00pm. Arriving earlier in the day may result in visitors being asked to come back at a later time. Please call ahead for availability

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