I can’t remember what brought it up, but a few weeks ago, I talked with my boys about the Holocaust. Recently, I posted about a Children’s Book, The Butterfly. Branch of Wisdom, a blog I read regularly had a post today that really caught my eye. Today, April 11th, 2010 is Holocaust Rembrance Day.
From Branch of Wisdom: “Sadly 1,500,000 innocent children perished in the Holocaust. In an effort to remember them, Holocaust Museum Houston is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies. The butterflies will eventually comprise a breath-taking exhibition, currently scheduled for Spring 2013, for all to remember. The Museum has already collected an estimated 400,000 butterflies.”
I am linking the original post from Tamara at Branch of Wisdom and the wonderful links she included. Thank you Tamara for permission to post directly from her blog. Please check out Branch of Wisdom.
My family will be making butterflies to send for the project. I hope to use the curriculum as a teacher in the coming years.