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583 resources with the concept the holocaust

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Analyzing a Writing Assignment by a Teenage Refugee in New York During World War II

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young historians delve into the world of teenage refugees during WWII to understand their experiences. The activity focuses on a writing assignment from a teen staying at a US refugee camp to explore the struggles they faced, such as...
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Concepts Unwrapped: Conformity Bias

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Conformity bias is the focus of a short video that acknowledges the difficulty of not going along with the crowd. In the video, students share their experiences and then viewers examine a case study of how conformity bias played a part...
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On This Day: Kristallnacht

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Krristallnacht—the night of broken glass—shattered lives in a watershed moment in Holocaust history. Learners listen to the testimony of survivors of the violent night that marked a pivotal moment of the early Holocaust. The three video...
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Life in Auschwitz: Evaluating Primary Sources

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Historians explain what happened during the Holocaust, but only primary sources portray the true horror of places such as Auschwitz. Using accounts from those who survived the camps, as well as a Nazi government official's memoirs, class...
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What Would You Do? Scenario: Dachau

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
When American troops liberated the Dachau concentration camp, they were so enraged by the death they saw that a group of soldiers summarily executed Nazi soldiers. One man filmed the actions, and then struggled with a moral dilemma:...
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Contemporary Antisemitism

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Despite the recognized atrocities of the Holocaust, anti-semitism continues. The 11th and final installment of the Teaching the Holocaust series explores the long-term effects of the Holocaust on modern anti-semitism, asking pupils to...
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Perpetrators, Collaborators, and Bystanders

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
After the Holocaust, the world grappled with how to bring justice to the Nazis. But what to do with the thousands—if not millions—who allowed it to happen? Young historians consider the issues of guilt, collaboration, and responsibility...
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Antisemitism

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Propaganda and anti-semitism were linked to evil ends during the Holocaust. Using video testimony of Holocaust survivors, examples of Nazi propaganda, and discussion questions, learners explore the roots of anti-semitism in Europe and...
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Who Was Anne Frank?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Set the stage for a study of The Diary of a Young Girl with a resource that includes background information about Anne Frank's early years, the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands, her Secret Annex hiding place, and her capture and...
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Anne Frank House: The Secret Annex

For Students 6th - 12th
A virtual tour of Amsterdam's Anne Frank House permits viewers to not only visit the Secret Annex but to also view photos and videos, examine a timeline of events, and learn about the fate of Anne Frank and her family.
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Milkweed: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Why is conflict an essential part of every good story? Using a helpful novel study for Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli, scholars create an original quintet poem based on their reading. Pupils also research the city of Warsaw, Poland and...
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Novel Study

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Buzz! Beep! Hiss! Scholars invent their own examples of onomatopoeia in response to a prompt in the The Boy in the Striped Pajamas novel study guide. Pupils also write a quatrain poem that focuses on a theme from the text and demonstrate...
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Film Study

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
According to John Betjeman, "Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows." With The Boy in the Striped Pajamas film study, scholars work in small groups to discuss the quote and other...
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Eyewitness to the Holocaust

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Scholars investigate the Holocaust through the eyes of an Auschwitz survivor. They analyze and research a firsthand account of events inside the gas chambers moments before hundreds died. Using Holocaust Reading Passages and...
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Life in Shadows: Hidden Children and the Holocaust

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Hiding in the filth of a sewer, as a child, to avoid capture by Nazi soldiers—sounds scary! Scholars investigate the youngest victims of the Holocaust, the children. They research video clips and written sources from the Holocaust...
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Taking a Stand: Models of Civic Participation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does an individual take a stand for a principle or belief? what skills are required to do so? What are the challenges and risks in doing so? Class members study examples of individuals engaging in such activities and then identify...
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Holocaust Unit Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Would it have been you? Scholars investigate the horrors of the Holocaust during World War II. They view, interpret, and analyze the video The Holocaust to gain insight into who exactly was impacted by the events Europe. They then...
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World War II/Butterfly

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Have you ever looked closely at a butterfly? Scholars use poetry, art, and research to analyze how butterflies relate to the lives of children in the Holocaust during World War II. They work in teams to create their own artistic and...
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Ripples of Genocide: Journey through Eastern Congo

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Could you locate the Democratic Republic of Congo on a map? Scholars investigate the genocide taking place in Eastern Congo. Groups explore web-based evidence as well as the Ripples in Genocide source to take a closer look at the issue....
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The Art and Politics of Arthur Szyk

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Have you ever listened to a song that had a deeper political meaning to it? Every examined a work of art with layers of meaning? Pupils analyze the drawings of Arthur Szyk. They research the deeper meaning of several artistic cartoons...
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Genocide in Darfur: Darfur Eyewitness Teacher Guide

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The events of the Holocaust in World War II would never happen again, right? Scholars research the current genocide taking place in Darfur. Using video and Holocaust Reading Passages, they analyze the horror of this forgotten part of the...
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Remember the Children: Daniel’s Story

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Imagine being a child forced from your home and into a concentration camp during World War II. Scholars prepare for a visit to the United States Holocaust Museum by researching the children of the horrible event. They analyze...
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Educational Modules Based on Audio Podcasts

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Imagine hearing someone claim an event like the Holocaust never happened. Pupils use audio podcasts and reading passages to dive into the lives of those impacted by the Holocaust of World War II. Using the information they gather, class...
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Identity and Place

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Build scholars' ability to understand their own values and learn about World War II at the same time. Scholars write poetry and discuss identity and place in depth with an in-depth social studies resource.