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Maus: Making a Visual Representation
How do you represent a tragic event? Are stories of tragic events better left untold? After reading chapter two of Maus and studying other representations of the Holocaust (suggestions are included), class members create a representation of their feelings about the Holocaust or another tragic event.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Milkweed: Lesson 14
Paper Clips, a powerful documentary about a Whitwell Middle School Holocaust project, provides pupils with an opportunity to study prejudice and stereotyping, as well as regional dialect. Captions are provided to help viewers understand what is being said.
6th Social Studies & History 7 Views 23 Downloads
Holocaust Pictures Exhibition
Learners write reactions to selected pictures of the Holocaust. They view selected online pictures about the Holocaust and write their reactions. They use their knowledge about the Holocaust to write reactions to pictures about this period.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 29 Downloads
Compare and Contrast Night to Life is Beautiful
After reading Elie Wiesel's Night, watching the movie Life is Beautiful, and researching World War II, class members write a comparison essay on the book and film. This includes a prior knowledge activity, discussion in whole and small group, graphic organizers, a multi-step writing process, accommodations/adaptations, assessment ideas, and more.
8th - 10th Language Arts 6 Views 41 Downloads
Lessons from Auschwitz: The Power of Our Words
Some words are best left unspoken. Words matter, according to Benjamin Zander, conductor, teacher, and lecturer. To illustrate his point, Zander recounts a story told to him by a survivor of Auschwitz. As a result of her experience this woman vowed, "I will never say anything that couldn’t stand as the last thing I ever say.
1 min 6th - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Holocaust from Beginning to End
Students explore the events that occurred before, during, and after the Holocaust and create a time line showing how those events are connected. They create a time line showing the events that occurred before, during, and after the Holocaust.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 84 Downloads
World War II - Memory Book
Eighth graders read about and reflect upon a variety of events that occurred during World War II. They conduct research on the Holocaust and Anne Frank's life, the attack on Pearl Harbor, American life during this time and the bombing of Hiroshima.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 23 Downloads
Modern Figure Sculpture
Alberto Giacometti is a renowned sculpture, made popular by his "tall, gaunt" figures. His sculptures have been interpreted in many ways: representing isolation, Holocaust victims, or of one standing against adversity. Giacometti says that he was sculpting human shadows.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 25 Downloads
The Allies Win the War
This PowerPoint clearly outlines many elements that contributed to the Allied Forces winning WWII. Topics covered are wartime technology, D-Day, The Holocaust, Perl Harbor, the Atomic Bomb and how winning the war changed the face of the world.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 7 Views 66 Downloads
Writing Exercises: World War II, #4
Using complete sentences and the five-W's as guidance, learners will respond to three short-answer questions about WWII. They'll discuss Mussolini's role, the ideologies of nationalism and anti-Semitism that led to the Holocaust, and the Bataan Death March.
7th - 9th Language Arts 9 Views 41 Downloads
Individual Responsibility And Resistance During the Holocaust
High schoolers examine the various resistance movements during the Holocaust. They conduct research on a selected individual's role in the resistance movement, and in small groups develop and present a report.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 24 Downloads
Middle schoolers complete a unit of lessons on the events of the Holocaust during WWII. They write daily journal entries, create a collage, view and discuss videos, read and analyze novels and poetry, and complete a novel project.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 13 Views 75 Downloads
The Holocaust: What Do You Know?
Students recall facts about the Holocaust. In this World War II activity, students complete a KWL chart displaying what they know about the Holocaust. Students read several accounts from the book Survivors-True Stories of Children in the Holocaust.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 6 Views 53 Downloads
Hidden Children and the Holocaust: A Lesson and Pledge for Action
Students read various personal accounts of children during the Holocaust. Using special identification cards, they relate the Holocaust to historical events in their lifetimes. Examining primary source documents, they describe how they might relate to the story.
8th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 27 Downloads
Major Holocaust Themes in Elie Wiesel's Memoir, Night
Students read accounts of children during the Holocaust and read Elie Wiesel's "Night". Using the internet, they share ideas and discuss topics with peers across the nation. They examine the role of the individual in the Holocaust and create a visual aid to accompany passages of "Night".
11th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 43 Downloads
Analyzing and Evaluating Holocaust Literature
Young scholars examine the history of the Holocaust through literature. Using different pieces of literature, they critique the items in terms of being historical accurate and its value in telling the stories of the Holocaust. They create a timeline putting the major events into chronological order.
8th - 9th Language Arts 6 Views 24 Downloads
Children in Hiding During the Holocaust
Students examine the different ways in which children hid trying to escape the concentration camps. Using journal entries, they put themselves into the role of the children and imagine their feelings during the Holocaust. They discuss the purpose behind the items they decided to take along with them.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 32 Downloads