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Students 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.
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Oldest known Holocaust Survivor Dies; Pianist Was 110
How do people overcome adversity? Alice Herz-Sommer survived the Holocaust and the spirit that sustained her is the focus of this resource. After reading her story, class members respond to both text-based and open-ended discussion...
7th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Farewell to Manzanar
Examine human resilience across two texts with a detailed unit. Over the course of a week, learners will conduct a close reading of excerpts from Unbroken and Farewell to Manzanar. The resource includes clear procedures for reading and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Researching Multiple Perspectives to Develop a Position
The only way that a heinous act of genocide can succeed is if citizens of surrounding groups and countries turn their backs on those suffering. A thorough language arts module addresses shared central ideas with three separate units,...
11th English Language Arts
Coming to America After the War
As part of their exploration of the American dream, class members examine primary source materials to compare immigrant experiences of those arriving early in our country's history to those arriving in the US after World War II. To...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Introduction to the Holocaust
Young scholars examine the events surrounding the Holocaust in World War II. After viewing a clip from "The War", they work together in groups to research the various responses from governments on the tradegy. To end the instructional...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Seven Poems, Seven Paintings: A Teacher's Guide to Selected Holocaust Poetry
Seven poems paired with seven original works of art provide learners an opportunity to draw connections between literary and artistic interpretations. Designed to augment a study of the Holocaust, each pair is accompanied by discussion...
12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Introduction to the History of the Holocaust
The Holocaust is unbelievable! Examine this piece of history with your class. Using the Internet, research groups determine the relevance of information presented, compare how different sites present the same information, synthesize...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Writing About The Holocaust, Connections
As part of an extended study of the Holocaust, sixth graders investigate a variety of resources to determine how the Holocaust fits into the overall events of World War II. At the conclusion of the unit, they choose from a list of...
6th English Language Arts
"Your Son, Your Only One" - The Sacrifice of Isaac as a Motif in Holocaust Poetry
Class groups examine a series of poems that use Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice Isaac as a motif in Holocaust poetry. Included are questions, notes to the teacher, and bibliographical information on each poem. The activities could be...
9th - 12th English Language Arts