Eleventh graders analyze the major aspects of the Holocaust. They examine who was affected by the Holocaust, and what allowed Hitler to assume power in Germany. They write essays examining how they would feel if their rights were taken away.
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The Holocaust & the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
It's hard to believe that such atrocities against human rights could occur in the 20th century. Young historians analyze several primary source documents regarding the Holocaust before incorporating the information they have gathered...
6th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Deconstructing Genocide: The Ultimate Crime Against Humanity
There are eight stages of an atrocity known as genocide, and it's important to understand how they are represented so we can fight against it in the future. As young historians watch video clips of ten Jewish Holocaust survivors'...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
New Review Lesson Plan for Use with “Beyond Anne Frank: Other Holocaust-Era Diaries”
While Anne Franks is certainly the most recognized diarist of the Holocaust Era, she was by no means the only one. To broaden their understanding of what was happening throughout Europe at this time, groups examine diary entries from 15...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review U.S. Immigration Policy and Hitler’s Holocaust
Though the Statue of Liberty welcomes political refugees to her shores, the welcoming sentiment has not always been reflected in the American citizenry. High schoolers read about the regrettable period in United States history when the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Individual Responsibility and Resistance During the Holocaust
Students examine what obstacles hinder resistance, what types of resistance are possible and how different individuals resisted Nazi oppression. They examine primary source documents related to the Holocaust and analyze various sources...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
"You're Probably Tired, Dear Diary" - Children's Diaries during the Holocaust
As part of the study of WWII and the Holocaust, class members read a series of diary entries written by children during the onslaught of Nazi occupation. Each entry is accompanied by biographical information and discussion questions. The...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Elie Wiesel: Speaking Truth to Genocide to Power
Invite your learners to discover the efforts of Night author Elie Wiesel to promote awareness of genocide in the world. After watching and reading an interview of Elie Wiesel, high schoolers work to create a living Holocaust museum by...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed