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New Review Hate, Anti‐Semitism, & Propaganda in the Holocaust
What is a hate symbol, and what role did racism and anti-Semitism play in the Holocaust? Your young historians will answer these questions through a series of engaging and interactive activities, as well as discover how Jews were restricted from everyday activities as a result of Nazi regulations.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 20 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Elie Wiesel: Speaking Truth to Genocide to Power
Invite your learners to discover the efforts of Night author Elie Wiesel to promote awareness of genocide in the world. Your class will begin by watching and reading an interview of Elie Wiesel, and then work to create a "living" Holocaust museum by researching instances of genocide around the world and designing posters based on their findings.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Holocaust & the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Your young historians will analyze several primary source documents regarding the Holocaust and then incorporate the information they have gathered into an essay on the treatment of Jews and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 22 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Individual Responsibility and Resistance During the Holocaust
Learners examine what obstacles hinder resistance, what types of resistance are possible and how different individuals resisted Nazi oppression. They examine primary source documents related to the Holocaust and analyze various sources of information.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
"You're Probably Tired, Dear Diary" - Children's Diaries during the Holocaust
As part of the study of WWII and the Holocaust, class members read a series of diary entries written by children during the onslaught of Nazi occupation. Each entry is accompanied by biographical information and discussion questions. The tone of the entries becomes more and more terrifying as the persecution progresses.
9th - 12th Language Arts 25 Views 49 Downloads
New Review Deconstructing Genocide: The Ultimate Crime Against Humanity
As young historians watch video clips of ten Jewish Holocaust survivors' testimonies, they will complete a graphic organizer in which they consider how each clip reflects one of the eight stages of genocide (e.g. classification, dehumanization, etc.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Diaries And Memoirs
Young scholars analyze how personal diaries and memoirs record actual events. They compare and contrast diaries and memoirs from the Holocaust. They engage in journal or diary writing as a way to explore one's own feelings and self.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 21 Views 73 Downloads
Holocaust and Resistance
Students complete a unit of lessons that examine the Holocaust from the point of view of those who actively resisted the Nazis. They analyze a timeline, participate in a class debate, explore various websites, and write a letter.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 36 Downloads
'The Century's Bitterest Journalistic Failure'? Considering Times Coverage of the Holocaust
Rich with primary sources and additional resources, this plan asks class members to think critically about newspaper coverage of the Holocaust. Focusing in particular on the analysis of the article "150th Anniversary: 1851-2001: Turning Away From the Holocaust" by Max Frankel, learners evaluate the role of journalism in the Holocaust and World War II.
7th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 20 Downloads
Seven Poems, Seven Paintings: A Teacher's Guide to Selected Holocaust Poetry
Seven poems paired with seven original works of art provide learners an opportunity to draw connections between literary and artistic interpretations. Designed to augment a study of the Holocaust, each pair is accompanied by discussion questions.
12th Language Arts 21 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Learning Guide to: Schindler's List
This learning guide to Schindler's list offers an introduction to the film and a variety of discussion questions and related assignments. There are also several useful resources in the sidebar, such as a generic permission slip, vocabulary, and other movies on the topic of World War II.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 18 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
WWII Project Outline
Work together as a class and get to know the ins and outs of World War II with this engaging collaborative project. Class members are broken into groups to research particular war topics, from life on the home front to the Holocaust and the Manhattan Project, and to then demonstrate their research in a creative way.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Denial on Trial
What is the "Faurisson Affair”? What is “Holocaust Revisionism”? What does freedom of speech entail? Do revisionists have a right to voice their ideas? Such questions are at the heart of a richly detailed, thought provoking instructional activity launched by a reading of an article from the New York Times about Holocaust deniers.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 155 Downloads
Maus: Cubing Questioning Strategy
Maus is the text for a postreading activity that has class members using a cubing strategy to analyze, in depth, topics (racism, past and present, forgetting/remembering the Holocaust, representing the Holocaust) associated with Art Spiegelman's graphic novel.
9th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 17 Downloads
Righteous Among the Nations: Oskar Schindler as a Study Case
The Righteous Among the Nations are non-Jews who risked their lives during the holocaust to save Jews in countries under Nazi rule. Class groups examine the criteria for being named to this group and then must decide, based on the provided documents, whether Oskar Schindler is worthy of this award.
10th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 10 Downloads
Writing About The Holocaust, Connections
As part of an extended study of the Holocaust, sixth graders investigate a variety of resources to determine how the Holocaust fits into the overall events of World War II. At the conclusion of the unit, they choose from a list of options to express what they have learned.
6th Language Arts 6 Views 25 Downloads