From the Dreyfus Affair to the World Today

Historical events do not occur in a vacuum. Such is the case of the Dreyfus Affair, where the connection between Captain Alfred Dreyfus, Emile Zola, and Hannah Arendt is fused by the events of the early 20th century. The informative resource discusses how the allegations against Captain Dreyfus impacted the events of the Holocaust with informative presentations, small-group discussions, and an engaging class conversation.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Flip the class by assigning them the readings to complete at home
  • Provide a list of the discussion questions and a printed version of the PowerPoint to differentiate for English learners
Classroom Considerations

  • The final installment in a five-part unit on the Dreyfus Affair
Pros

  • Relates to current events, helping scholars make the content feel more meaningful and therefore memorable
  • Engages middle and high schoolers by having them participate in lively discussion
Cons

  • None