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Students research fiction and non-fiction print resources along with online databases to create newspaper articles that represent conditions during the Holocaust. They build confidence to achieve the learning objective and gain satisfaction through the creation of a newspaper for others to enjoy.
Students explore the Holocaust by reading the book "Until We Meet Again" and viewing the film "Devil's Arithmetic". They identify the political, economic and social context of the Holocaust and complete a research project on a real person that experienced the Holocaust either as a resister, rescuer, perpetrator or participant.
Eighth graders examine the implications of the Holocaust. In this human justice lesson, 8th graders unknowingly participate in a segregation simulation and discuss its outcome. Students compare the simulation to the discrimination that Jews suffered in World War II. Students journal about the topic.
Learners tour a web exhibit of the Holocaust Museum and discuss eugenics. In this Holocaust lesson, students tour an exhibit called "Deadly Medicine, Creating the Master Race," guided by the teacher. Learners explore the Biblical viewpoint of people and contrast it to Hitler's view that some people are inferior.
If you plan to teach Eli Wiesel's Night or another Holocaust work, this resource provides a solid introduction to the topic. Class members complete a Webquest on the Holocaust, organize their information for a PowerPoint, design a concept map, and then create a PowerPoint presentation. Your class could then give their presentations to other classes in need of background on the Holocaust.