Bystanders in the Holocaust
Students recognize effects of apathy and indifference, examine behaviors associated with obedience, conformity, and silence, and explore legal responses to issues raised by the Holocaust.
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The United States During the Holocaust: Rescuer or Bystander?
Learners analyze the actions of United States in World War II. In this World War II activity, students examine the SS St. Louis incident and the Evian Conference. Learners then determine whether the United States acted as rescuers or...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Teaching the Holocaust
What is the difference between prejudice and discrimination? Between collaborators and bystanders? Guilt and responsibility? Prompt learners to think critically about a very complex and textured topic with an innovative packet of materials.
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Social Studies--Important People/Groups of the Holocaust
Students take the personas of eight different groups of people involved in the Holocaust. In this lesson about the Holocaust, students view "The Rise and Fall of Adolph Hitler" students view and discuss the video, focusing on Hitler's...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
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...
11th - 12th English Language Arts
Rethinking Perpetrators, Bystanders and Rescuers: The Case of Max Schmeling
The focus of this lesson plan is personal choice and how changing circumstances can affect one person's ethical choices. During the Holocaust, people made choices, and by placing individuals in the appropriate historical context students...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History