In this social studies learning exercise, students match the vocabulary words in the left column with the definitions found in the right-hand side of the sheet for the 34 problems.
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Persecution of the German-Jews: The Early Years - 1933-1939
Young historians learn about the dehumanization process of stripping German Jews of basic, fundamental rights prior to the genocide of European Jews in the 1940s. Learners watch video clips of survivors who recount such events as the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Hate, Anti‐Semitism, & Propaganda in the Holocaust
What is a hate symbol, and what role did racism and anti-Semitism play in the Holocaust? Your young historians will answer these questions through a series of engaging and interactive activities, as well as discover how Jews were...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Feathers in the Wind: A Jewish American Story
High schoolers examine cultural diversity. In this Jewish culture lesson plan, students explore the contemporary culture of Jews as the read folktales and more recent stories that embody the culture and compare it to their own.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Crusades: Voices and Perspectives
Invite your young historians to discover the distinct perspectives of Muslim, European, Jewish, and Byzantine groups during the Crusades. Class members are divided into groups and are given a packet of handouts, including background...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Christianity from Judaism to Constantine
How did the religion of Christianity begin, gain prominence, and flourish to become the world's largest religion? The narrator explores the origins and historical context of Christianity, beginning by reviewing Judaism and the covenant...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Gender Roles in Jewish and Muslim Cultures
Gender roles and religious practices can be a very interesting and complex subject to teach. Luckily, you have found an excellent resource that includes links, vocabulary, and a great set of activities. Learners will discuss cultural...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
"The Gambler" and "The Journey": A Comparison of Worlds in Two Short Stories
“The Gambler” and “The Journey” offer readers an opportunity to experience two very different views of Jewish life in Poland between WWI and WWII. Whether used as a part of a study of the Holocaust, or as a compare/contrast exercise, the...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
A Look at Exclusion Through Improvisation
Building a realistic understanding of the trials Jews suffered during WWII isn't always easy. This plan employs student constructed dramatic freeze frame scenes to help build a deeper understanding of Jewish Ghettos, concentration camps,...
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts