ANNE FRANK – A HISTORY FOR TODAY
A Unique Peer Education Program for High School Students!
New Mexico Human Rights Projects is proud to be a long-time partner organization of the Anne Frank House, Amsterdam. As an international partner, NMHRP is honored to be part of the worldwide tour of their exhibition: Anne Frank – A History for Today, shown in more than forty countries.
Anne Frank – A History for Today shows the impact of Nazi policy on one particular family against the background of the Holocaust and WWII. It shows photographs of Anne Frank’s childhood in Frankfurt and Amsterdam, portrays the rise of the Nazis, the persecution of the Jews and, very importantly, the way the people responded to this.
Peer Education Project:
Based on the concept of “peer education,” students in New Mexico high schools will be trained to be the exhibition guides. The guides explain the content to their fellow students and, by asking questions, challenge them to reflect on the historical events and to make relevant connections with issues in contemporary society.
Anne Frank House staff will train eight students from each participating school to become familiar with the content of the exhibit and with its educational goals and methods; they will be taught how to present the information in an appealing way and how to initiate a discussion with their peers and other visitors on issues regarding tolerance and discrimination.