High School Dual-Credit Course
The Holocaust Resource Center offers the dual-credit program Holocaust, Genocide and Modern Humanity (ID 1800) to New Jersey schools. The dual-credit course provides an opportunity for motivated high school students to earn university credit at a reduced fee and access the HRC's many resources.
We are proud to host ID 1800 in more than thirty New Jersey schools in the following counties:
For more information or to learn how your district can participate, please contact: Sarah Coykendall, Managing Assistant Director at 908-737-4632 / email@example.com
Since 2019, Summit High School has partnered with the HRC to allow students the opportunity to earn college credit through our dual-enrollment course. Ms. Wells’ ID 1800: Holocaust, Genocide, and Modern Humanity class at Summit High School worked with the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ to participate in the "Adopt a Survivor" program. For the Fall 2020 semester, Ms. Wells’ class was honored to invite Ms. Hanna Wechsler, a Holocaust survivor of the Krakow Ghetto and Auschwitz, to tell her story. At the end of the term, students were responsible for completing a project to share Ms. Wechsler's story. Ms. Wells’ class chose to create a graphic novel inspired by Maus. This graphic novel is available for Social Studies and English classes and in the school library to serve the entire school community. Through the creation and usage this graphic novel, it is this class’s hope that students will be able to learn Ms. Wechsler’s story for decades to come, so that we can all be an agent of change.
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Montclair High School’s ID 1800 Holocaust, Genocide, and Modern Humanity courses participated in the Holocaust Council's Adopt-a-Survivor Program sponsored by the Jewish Foundation of Greater Metro West NJ Fall 2020. The students were paired with Otto Salamon, who was a young Jewish boy in Budapest during World War II. After meeting with him (virtually), they decided to commemorate his story by creating interactive websites. The websites included maps tracing Otto’s journey, original artwork, and facts to help understand Otto’s story and experience. As the student “takeaways” on the websites demonstrate, they found working with Otto very rewarding and his story is one that they carry with them forever.
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During Fall 2021, Otto Salamon, a Holocaust survivor, returned to speak to my ID 1800 classes. Otto told the first part of his story this morning and took the time to answer students’ questions. Otto will return in a few weeks to tell the second half of his story. The students are also reading his memoir, Dodging Death: A Family on the Run. The students will complete a project later in the semester to commemorate Otto’s story.
“I am thankful that I was able to visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum with the knowledge that I have attained through this course. Doing so allowed me to piece together words with concrete evidence, resulting in a deeper understanding of events and further compassion for the victims involved in the Holocaust.”