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Education

The archival repositories that make up the Canadian Jewish Heritage Network engage in diverse programming efforts, tailored to meet individual and group needs.

Learning through primary resources can provide participants of all types with a rare glimpse into the past; a way of examining the building blocks of history through their own perspectives. For students, it can provide excellent information literacy opportunities as they push their understanding of authenticity, reliability and critical analysis. For non-academic researchers, accessing archives can bring to life over 250 years of history.

  • Elementary/High School - Our archives can provide your students with a hands-on heritage experience, making history fun.
  • College/University - Orientation sessions designed for your class will help your students gain primary research skills.
  • Organizations/Service Clubs - Are you looking for an interesting lecture or presentation for your next meeting? Consider looking at history through real archival evidence!

To find out what is available, go to the following locations:

For various historical topics geared to elementary, high school, and university levels - Jewish Public Library Archives

For general overviews about Canadian Jewish archives - Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives

For Holocaust education in the classroom (all levels), including teaching aids that can be used at a distance - Montreal Holocaust Museum

To find out how our archives can provide different learning experiences tailored for your group, contact the CJHN education coordinator, Jessica Zimmerman.

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