World Wide Education

As part of our commitment to adult education, our World Wide Education invites you to broaden your knowledge on a number of universal themes. Through online learning, you can develop your understanding on subjects which include; migration histories, the Holocaust, the US civil rights movement and indigenous peoples. 

History and Heritage 

The Arab World Institute in Paris organises a number of exhibitions that highlight the wealth and diversity of the Arab world. Exhibitions focus on the rich heritage of the MENA region, such as ‘Osiris: the Submerged Mysteries of Egypt ’, while others present contemporary Arab culture like ‘Hip-Hop—From the Bronx to the Arab Streets’. 

The Arab American National Museum is the first museum in the world devoted to Arab American history and culture. Located in Dearborn, Michigan, the Museum seeks to show visitors the Arab American experience through a timeline of exhibitions, public events and wider community engagement. 

The American Sephardi Federation preserves and promotes the history, traditions, and rich mosaic culture of Greater Sephardic communities, as an integral part of the Jewish experience. Along with public education services, the ASF also run Diarna, who are working digitally to preserve Jewish history across the Middle East and North Africa.

The Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration is a living monument to the story of the American people. Housed inside the restored Main Building of the former immigration complex, the Museum documents the rich story of American immigration through a carefully curated collection of photographs, heirlooms, and searchable historic records. 

Holocaust Education 

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum is located on the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Oświęcim, Poland. Along with guided tours around the site of the former NAZI concentration camp, the website of the Auschwitz Museum also offers a fully interactive experience, including online courses

Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, is the ultimate source for Holocaust education, documentation and research. Yad Vashem's integrated approach incorporates meaningful educational initiatives, ground-breaking resources and powerful online exhibitions

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Their website is the world’s leading online authority on the Holocaust, is available in 16 languages and is visited by people from over 211 countries. 

African-American History and Heritage 

Established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) has been a global destination, resource center and community institution for over a quarter century. Nearly one million people each year make pilgrimage to learn, be inspired and pay their respects to Dr. King’s legacy. 

Through both global and local outreach, educational programming and engagement with the African Diaspora, The Shabazz Center is a generative, action-oriented community organization, committed to growing social movements that empower and prepare people for leadership in civil society.

The Tubman Byway is a self-guided driving tour that winds for 125 miles through the beautiful landscapes and waterscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, then continues for 98 miles through Delaware before ending in Philadelphia. It is the only place in the world that preserves and interprets the places where Harriet Tubman was born, lived, labored, and where she fled from. 

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become members. 

Indigenous Peoples 

The National Museum of the American Indian is devoted to the culture of the indigenous peoples of the Americas. It is part of the Smithsonian Institution group of museums and research centers, and has a wide range of online activities where you can develop your understanding from home. 

Begin your journey to meet New Zealand's Maori community, at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa which is located in Wellington. Known as Te Papa, or 'Our Place', it opened in 1998 and the Museum attracts more than 1.5 million people through its doors every year. 

Representing artists from communities across Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, celebrates Indigenous Australia’s enduring heritage and its contemporary expressions. These works are a testament to one of the oldest cultures in the world.

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