Holocaust Learning Trunk Project

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Hate is taught. That's the big idea in a packet of materials that use a study of the Holocaust to foster character development and good citizenship. Class members study fiction, nonfiction, films, and posters to gain an understanding of the events of this period of history and of the importance of standing up to bigotry and discrimination.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Preview the entire packet and use the resources provided by the guide to supplement your study of the Holocaust
Classroom Considerations

  • The 210-page teaching guide includes a table of contents that makes it easy to find specific lessons, activities, and worksheets
  • Although designed by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, the materials are appropriate for any middle or high school classroom
  • Requires considerable time to locate and make copies of the required materials
  • Requires classroom sets of Diary of a Young Girl, Night, Number the Stars, and I Never Saw Another Butterfly
Pros

  • Includes recommendations for how to and how not to approach the subject
Cons

  • No links are provided for easy access to the required DVDs, posters, recordings, and articles