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Students describe in detail the harsh conditions that the Jews were faced with. They practice their writing skills by keeping a daily journal and identify how their lives have been influenced by the Holocaust.
Students examine how Latin America was affected by the Holocaust in Europe. In groups, they research topics related to Latin America and World War II. They interview survivors if possible and discover how entire nations were effected by this time in history.
Young scholars read a book about World War II and the Holocaust while in small literature circles. They write journal entries and news articles based on the reading.
Students investigate the events that led to the Holocaust. In this Holocaust lesson, students conduct research to create newspapers that feature the rise of the Nazi Party, the Third Reich, and Adolf Hitler.
Students examine the impact of the Holocaust. In this Holocaust lesson, students explore the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. Students conduct research on the topic in order to create a newspaper.
Eleventh graders identify new vocabulary related to the Holocaust. For this Holocaust lesson, 11th graders complete a vocabulary self awareness chart and answer questions while viewing a video about the Holocaust.
Eighth graders us the think aloud strategy to examine childhood Holocaust accounts and read Elie Wiesle's novel, Night.
Students research victims of the Holocaust, then create pieces of art to depict the suffering of the Holocaust victims.
Students compare a photo of a child's room during the Holocaust to their room. In this WWII lesson, students read picture books and evaluate the roles of characters in the book. Students create either a poster about the roles, a movie poster for the book, or a new book jacket. Students write journal entries about a time they were involved in bullying behaviors.
Learners use poetry to share their feelings about the Holocaust. Using the internet, they research a major event of the twentieth century from a different viewpoint using the language of the foreign country. They use different structures of poems to write their own feelings about the event.
Young scholars research information about the Holocaust. In this World War II lesson, students write down facts about what they already know about the Holocaust on a KWL chart. Young scholars listen to a brief lecture about the Holocaust and complete the KWL chart.
High schoolers examine American involvement in World War II. In this World War II lesson, students discuss the Holocaust and its implications. High schoolers read New York Times articles regarding the treatment of Jews during the war. Students infer what might have taken place had Americans known earlier about the persecution of Jews in Germany.
Eighth graders consider how something like the Holocaust could happen. In this Holocaust lesson plan, 8th graders analyze German propaganda that was used to garner support for World War II. Students discuss which pieces of propaganda were the most effective.
Students consider the implications of the Holocaust. In this World War II lesson, students read the graphic novel Maus at the end of a unit on World War II. Students discuss the impact of reading about the Holocaust as well as theme of the book. Students create fictitious movie posters for the book.
Students write a thesis paper about the Holocaust. In this Holocaust lesson plan, students use books and the internet to take notes and research a Holocaust topic and write a research paper about it.
Young readers select a book from a provided list to use as the basis for an intensive class study of Holocaust novels. After completing their novels, groups create a multimedia presentation highlighting the elements of literature contained in the novels. Web links, journal prompts, graphic organizers, rubrics, and an “Elements of Literature” PowerPoint presentation are included as part of this detailed plan.
Students consider voices of the Holocaust. In this human rights lesson plan, students discover several brave individuals who are now honored for their humanitarian efforts during the Holocaust. Students read and engage in class discussions pertaining to the causes of racial mistreatment.
In this social studies worksheet, students read a brief history of the Holocaust and its connection to Number the Stars. Students read about when Hitler came to power, concentration camps, and people who helped rescue Jews.
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this World War II lesson, students analyze photographs, records, diaries, letters, newspapers, and other historic accounts of the Holocaust. Students prepare classroom presentations that feature their impressions of hatred and discrimination.
Students examine the American Holocaust. In this Native American history lesson, students conduct research on infectious diseases that wiped out population of indigenous peoples brought to the New World by Europeans in the 16th and 17th centuries. Students prepare classroom presentations to share their findings.