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Echoes & Reflections: Teaching the Holocaust, Inspiring the Classroom

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A collection includes 11 units designed to help instructors consider the complexities of teaching about the Holocaust and other genocides. The lessons provide students with accurate information and sensitive instruction as they examine...
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WWII: Global Conflict, Persecution, and Unsung Heroes

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Many historians would classify World War II as a global turning point in the 20th century. See if your middle schoolers agree with such an assessment with a collection of lessons and activities on the second Great War. Lessons cover an...
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WWII - Hitler's New Germany

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How did Hitler rise to power? Take a look at how Adolf Hitler manipulated the government, the German masses, and his own Nazi leaders to take power of Germany post WWI. An interesting video to introduce your class to Adolf Hitler and his...
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Adolf Hitler- Mini Biography

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
From his rise with the Nazi party and military assaults in World War II to the pervasive anti-Semitism that founded his political missions, this brief video will offer young historians a glimpse into the life and ambitions of Adolf Hitler.
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WWII - Hitler Invades France

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After securing Poland and Czechoslovakia, Adolf Hitler orders his troops into France. It is within days that Paris is occupied and France is divided. Hitler is on an all-time high here, after so many smooth acquisitions.
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How Did Hitler Rise to Power?

For Students 7th - 12th
The Nazi party became overwhelmingly popular among the lower middle class, and somehow, Adolf Hitler rose to power in the early 1930s. Watch a illustrative video to find out more about Hitler's rise to power.
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Chamberlain and Hitler, 1938--What Was Chamberlain Trying To Do?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Explore events prior to World War II. Learners view replicas of authentic photographs and hand written documents representing the viewpoints of Adolf Hitler and Neville Chamberlain. They discuss alternate viewpoints, consider historical...
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WWII - Hitler Unleashes Blitzkrieg

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Why did Germany invade Poland, initiating WWII? German troops crossed the Polish border in response to a raid Polish troops had supposedly made into Germany. Find out what really happened and Britain's response to Germany's attack.
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Zoom-In: Inflation and the Rise of Adolf Hitler

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this Great Depression lesson, students examine photographs pertaining to economic troubles of the 1920's and 1930's. Students discuss how inflation led to Hitler's...
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Adolf Hitler Fascist Totalitarian Dictator

For Teachers 7th - 11th
In this Adolf Hitler study guide worksheet, students read a brief overview pertaining the Fascist totalitarian dictator and then respond to 3 reflection questions.
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World War II in Color, Part 2/5

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Hail the F�hrer! Learn about German support for Adolf Hitler before and during World War II. Actual letters expressing the viewpoints of the time are read. This is part two of a five part series.
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Researching Famous Characters of WWII

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In collaborative groups, learners will research one of the three famous characters outlined in this presentation. The resource introduces Adolf Hitler, The Royal Family, and Winston Churchill, then asks each group to research and prepare...
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Writing Exercises: World War II, #3

For Students 9th - 11th
The class responds to three writing prompts focused on WWII. They describe the role Adolf Hitler played in the war, compare and contrast German and British views of the war, and explain the geographical scope of the war at its height.
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Adolf Hitler

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore facts about Hitler's life and the historical events that occurred in that time, his view of history, his theory of race and his political goals. They explore his use of anti-Semitism to advance his career and consolidate...
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Hitler and the Nuremberg Laws

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Before you can really understand how WWII started, you need to understand the time prior to the rise of the Nazi Movement. Learn about Hitler as he grew up, rose through the military rank, and ultimately took charge of a nation. An...
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What Hitler Did

For Students 5th - 7th
In this Adolf Hitler worksheet, students read the words related to Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime. Students check the words they understand, put a cross on words they don't understand, and put a line next to words they are unsure about.
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Adolph Hitler

For Teachers 8th - 11th
A collage of stark images from World War II compose the background of this presentation about Adolph Hitler. The infamous leader's childhood, rise to power, and eventual defeat are detailed in these slides, filling in many gaps that...
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Hitler's Lightning War

For Teachers 8th - 10th
When you line them up, you can knock them down. Hitler had a plan, carried it out, and started WWII. This presentation focuses on Hitler's military and political tactics, who he fought, and how his opponents fell. Key players and events...
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The Rise of Hitler

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders investigate how Hitler was able to harness Germany. In this World War II lesson, 11th graders conduct primary and secondary source research to determine how Hitler used the Great Depression, charisma, scapegoats, and the...
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What Would You Do? Scenario: Standing up to Hitler

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
A reporter for the Chicago Daily News, based in Germany in 1933, is documenting Hitler's rise to power. As his stories grow more critical of the regime, he faces increasing pressure to stop. Eventually, even the American government...
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WWII - The Policy of Appeasement

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Observe Hitler's tactics for taking over Austria and eliminating those people deemed undesirable. After occupying Austria, Hitler works to gain Czechoslovakia. In 1938, Arthur Neville Chamberlain signs the Munich Agreement, conceding...
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World War II in Color, Part 1/5

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What were the Allied and Axis countries doing just before the start of World War II? Take a peek into American, British, Spanish and German life (among others) on the eve of the most destructive war in world history. This is part one in...
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WWII - RAF Frustrates Germans

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It's the Royal Air Force against the Luftwaffe! While the Luftwaffe inflicts enormous damage, the RAF is able to hold them off, forcing Hitler to change his plan of attack. Discuss the advantages each group has during the air fights.
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Writing Exercises: Between the Wars, #1

For Students 10th - 11th
There are many reasons why the Second World War began, factors that your class will consider as they respond to each of these excellent questions. They'll discuss the causes and effects of the Great Depression, describe the fascist rule...
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World War Two Causes

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
If you're searching for a range of activities and worksheets on the subject of the onset of World War II, then this is the booklet for you. Featured topics include the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, Hitler's rise to power, the...
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Interpretation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research and discuss historical facts about Adolf Hitler's artistic pursuits, and the history of artists that lived in Terezin.
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Rise of Totalitarianism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in a simulation of inflation to help them consider how the German depression of the early 1920's contributed to the support of Adolf Hitler. They discuss how they would vote in a similar situation.
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World War II

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This WWII footage is in full color, a rarity for documentary images from this time period. The images are described in relation to what war is, how Germany fell to Hitler's control, and the new world order. Primary source documents such...
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WWII - Japan Invades China

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In 1937, Japan invaded China, wreaking havoc by raping thousands of Chinese women and burying innocent civilians alive. Watch disturbing footage of Japan's destructive army, and learn about the mutually beneficial relationship Hitler and...
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WWII - America Builds Military

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A "sleeping giant" through the many German invasions in Europe, America slowly starts participating in the war. First, America sells aircraft to Britain, makes its naval presence known in the Caribbean, and builds its artillery. This...
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WWII - Nazis Invade Russia

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Leading the largest offensive in world history, three million German soldiers sneak into the Soviet Union, despite their peace agreement. Although they put up a valiant fight, the Soviet Union was losing its troops.
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World War II - The Allied Response

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Your class will benefit from this excellent presentation on World War II, and the Allied Response to Hitler's threat. The PowerPoint is packed with important information about battles, key figures in the war, and has an excellent...
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What Hate Can Do - The Holocaust

For Teachers 6th - 8th
This excellent presentation should lead to an increased understanding of what the Holocaust was all about, and why Hitler persecuted the Jewish people as he did. Some shocking photographs are incorporated into the presentation, as are...
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Hitler's Lost Sub

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students watch a video clip about German submarines lost during World War II. They work together to create their own submarine out of a plastic bottle. They test the buoyancy of the submarine in different activities.
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The Rise of Hitler

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read a telegram from Germany to the United States during World War II. Using the telegram, they answer questions about the increasing power of Hitler. They research Hitler's rise to power and how the public supported him when...
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Italian Fascism

For Teachers 9th - 11th
By first defining the characteristics and ideology of fascism, this presentation makes it easy for viewers to contextualize the rise of Mussolini in post-WWI Italy. Not only thorough and informative, the pictures and concepts featured in...
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Hitler's Sunken Secret

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students discuss what heavy water is and why the Allied forces were afraid of the Axis stockpiling it. During the video, they complete a worksheet about the sinking of the "Hydro". After watching, they brainstorm a list of reasons...
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What Hitler Did

For Students 10th - 12th
In this world history worksheet, student read a page of information describing the action taken by Hitler between 1934 and 1941. There are no questions associated with this worksheet.
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What Hitler Did Table

For Students 9th - 12th
In this world history worksheet, students complete a table with information about Hitler's actions between 1934 and 1941. They can use the previous worksheet to find the information to fill in the chart.
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World War II: The Beginning

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Want to cover WWII in a 45 slides? Most likely created by an older high school student, this presentation discusses key players and events common to WWII. The language is simple and conversational, but there is too much information on...
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Auschwitz Episode Guide: Factories of Death

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine Hitler's "Final Solution." They watch and discuss a PBS documentary, read handouts, conduct Internet research, and read and discuss a personal memoir.
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Anne Frank: 'Everything Changed For Us'

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Learners discuss the rights that we take for granted, comparing them to the rights lost by the Jews under Hitler. They determine the types of discrimination that led to more acute persecution and explain the impact of majorities and...
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US History Overview 3- WWll to Vietnam

For Students 8th - 11th
This video brings viewers up to modern history (1975) after taking them through WWII, the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam War. Though the format of the timeline might appear straightforward, viewers will be engaged...
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Auschwitz Episode Guide: Surprising Beginnings

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine how the Nazis came to power and living conditions at Auschwitz. They watch and discuss a PBS documentary, read and discuss handouts, analyze a Pyramid of Hate, and assign experiences in their own lives to...
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Who's Who in World War II

For Teachers 6th
The people, countries, policies, and events that influenced World War II are complex and intertwined in many ways. Clarify the basics before a unit on World War II with a straightforward list of names and resources for further research....
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The Path to War

For Teachers 7th - 8th
WWII didn't just start; like chess all the pieces had to be in place before the war could begin. The presentation is like a simple step-ladder explaining what happened prior to the beginning of WWII in 1939. It starts in 1931 with the...
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World War Two : Europe and North Africa 1939 - 1945 Map

For Teachers 9th - 12th
With over 12 million people slaughtered, both military and civilian, World War II is our most destructive war to date. This shows the occupation of both the Allied and Axis troops throughout Europe and even into Northern Africa. While...
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Holocaust Denials

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Do people deny that the Holocaust occurred? When posed with this question in class, high schoolers answer with a discussion on relativism, historical perspectives, and anti-Semitic historians. The presentation is full of information that...
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Holocaust and Resistance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students complete a unit of lessons that examine the Holocaust from the point of view of those who actively resisted the Nazis. They analyze a timeline, participate in a class debate, explore various websites, and write a letter.
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The Weimar Republic: Historical Context and Decision Making

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know that way before Hitler became a dictator, he actually spent nine months in a German jail? Provide the background for the escalating point before the Nazi party took over in World War II through the exercises in the resource....
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How Did WWII Start?

For Teachers 5th - 7th
How did the second world war begin? A presentation first looks at the political climate that led to WWI and the effects of that war. Then, it describes the reason Hitler was able to take hold of Germany after WWI and prior to WWII. The...
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Master Race

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers view a short film on the rise of Nazism and its main principles. They read first hand accounts of Kristallnacht and identify turning points in Hilter's foreign policy. They write a newspaper article describing what...
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Differences Across the Curriculum: Part 2

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders read, The Diary of Anne Frank, in play form, and discuss the effects of Nazism and Hitler and his prejudice towards the Jewish population. They write essays from various points of view, and analyze levels of tolerance and...
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Dictator Comparison

For Teachers 7th - 11th
In this dictators study guide worksheet, students add notes of to the graphic organizer regarding Mussolini, Tojo, Hitler, and Stalin.
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World War II: Causes and Consequences

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders examine Hitler's occupation of Europe and the Allies' efforts to fight it.  In this World War II instructional activity, 10th graders examine how World War II changed American society, especially for women.  Students...
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Hitler's Fatal Gamble

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students consider the differences between totalitarianism and democracy. In this comparative politics lesson, students will read a handout describing the major components that comprise totalitarianism and democracy, then they will apply...
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FDR-Hitler: Conflicting Political Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners compare and contrast the governments of the United States and Germany during World War II. Using different media, they identify the actions of both countries during the war and their major mistakes. They write a short summary...
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The Holocaust

For Teachers 6th - 11th
In this Holocaust history study guide worksheet, students read a brief overview pertaining to the Holocaust and then respond to a reflection question.
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The Home Front: How Did People Prepare for the War at Home?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Wars have a profound effect not only on a country's soldiers, but also on the everyday lives of its citizens. Invite young historians to discover how Britain prepared for the second World War by analyzing a series of government posters...
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Hitler's War Against Artists

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students interpret three artists views of life in the city of Berlin and present their opinions to the class. They study about what students answer key question about propaganda that Nazi's used to promote their regime.
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Assessment: Causes of the Second World War

For Students 9th - 12th
In this causes of World War II assessment worksheet, high schoolers respond to 10 graphic organizer and essay questions regarding appeasement, the League of Nations, and World War I.
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Children and World War II

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Intended for a younger audience, this presentation provides a very simplistic overview of the people and events key to World War II. They will be introduces to Hitler, Chamberlain, and Churchill, hear an audio piece, and see images from...
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World War II Begins

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Studying World War II? Explore the major incidents and factors leading to America entering the war with this history PowerPoint. Topics are broken into easy to follow points and cover content such as, the Depression, Nazi Party, Hitler,...
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Auschwitz Episode Guide: Corruption

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine life at the Auschwitz concentration camp. They watch and discuss a PBS documentary, analyze reasons for prosecuting perpetrators after the war, and develop criteria for recognizing Internet sites developed by...
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Main Causes of World War Two

For Students 7th - 12th
In this causes of World War II study guide worksheet, students discover details regarding this time period in world history. Students read 13 sections of information and examine photographs.
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Comparing Ethnic Groups

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the relationship between the United States and the Native Americans from after the Civil War to the early 1900's. They evaluate the actions of the United States towards Native Americans and compare the actions to...
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Europe in the 1920s

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Delicately poised after the dramatic end of WWI and the startling beginning of WWII, this presentation encompassing the positions and roles of Germany, Italy, England, France, and the League of Nations in the 1920's. The first half of...
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Life Prior to Kristallnacht (1933-1938)

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners research the way of life of the Jews before Kristallnacht. Using new vocabulary and resources, they discover how carefree life was before the days of discrimination and antisemitism. In groups, they create a timeline of the...
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The 1848 Revolution, the Second Reich, and the First World War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the events that led up to World War I.  In this World History lesson, students read an article on Germany and World War I, then answer four study questions and write an essay about the article.
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The Jewish Holocaust

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders research the causes and events of the Jewish holocaust during World War II. They view a video and PowerPoint presentation and take notes, participate in a class discussion about the term "genocide," and take a quiz.
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Hitler vs. Mussolini

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders compare and contrast Hitler and Mussolini--two of the 20th Century's most notorious dictators.
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The Diary of Anne Frank: Review/Discussion

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Explore the hopeful and tragic world of Anne Frank and her family in this presentation. A background to Hitler's rise to power and the writing of The Diary of Anne Frank is given. Additionally, the slides include discussion questions...
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World War 2: Facts

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Useful as a simplistic introduction, this resource provides basic information regarding WWII. Learners can read about the first steps taken by Adolph Hitler, Neville Chamberlain, and the end result of the war. 
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Giving Beyond Measure-The Diary of Anne Frank

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars read and analyze the play "The Diary of Anne Frank" based on the book of the same name. They identify philanthropic concepts and values in the play and discuss the ways in which specific characters actions affect the...
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Displaced Persons Camps: A New Beginning for Survivors of the Holocaust

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students explore what the survivors of the Holocaust went through and what kind of living conditions they experienced.  In this World History lesson, students analyze what the concentration camps were like during the Holocaust through...
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Anti-Semitism

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students analyze the meaning of anti-semitism.  In this World History instructional activity, students read two selections about the Holocaust then discuss their thoughts with the class.
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Introduction to "Anne Frank - The Diary of a Young Girl"

For Teachers 8th
Reflecting on what life was like during the Holocaust, 8th graders will read excerpts from the book, The Diary of Anne Frank, then complete five classroom activities that reflect on the readings. The classroom will be set-up to portray...
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World War I WebQuest

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students reflect on the events before, during and after World War I.  In this World History lesson, students complete a WebQuest that focuses specifically on the key events of World War I.
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The Holocaust

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders reflect on the effects of the Holocaust and the events leading up to World War II.  In this World History lesson, 10th graders complete several activities, including a WebQuest, that analyze the Holocaust and its...
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Nuremberg Verdicts: Sixty-Seven Years Later

For Teachers 6th - 8th
It’s courtroom drama at its best! Let the power of this historic event propel a study that will have your kids glued to the history screen.
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Fascism Rises in Europe

For Students 9th - 10th
In this Fascism worksheet, students will write about the causes and effects of seven events given. Also students identify four related terms.
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World War II

For Teachers 8th - 11th
In this World War II study guide worksheet, students respond to 19 short answer questions. The questions correlate to assigned readings in a textbook.
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AGGRESSION Comprehension Worksheet

For Teachers 8th - 12th
In this World War II worksheet, young scholars respond to 10 short answer questions regarding aggression of countries that feature the letters of the word "aggression" as mnemonic hooks.
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Write a Letter to Jesse Owens

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Learners examine the accomplishments of Jesse Owens and the views of the Nazi Party in 1936. They read and discuss two handouts, conduct research on the Nazi Party's views and the Civil Rights Movement in American in 1936, and write a...
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The Inter-War Years: 1919-1939

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive world history worksheet, students answer 20 fill in the blank questions regarding the years between World Wars I and II. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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The Holocaust

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders identify new vocabulary related to the Holocaust. In this Holocaust lesson, 11th graders complete a vocabulary self awareness chart and answer questions while viewing a video about the Holocaust. 
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Nazis Flying Saucers – Film Sparks UFO Debate

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners explore the aircraft used in World War II. In this World History lesson, students read an article that describes a "flying saucer" created by the Nazi's. Upon completion of the reading, learners answer questions on the article,...
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A Passport to WWII and the Holocaust

For Teachers 7th
Students explore the Holocaust. In this interdisciplinary lesson, students research Hitler's rise to power, the terror of concentration camps, and World War II. Students read The Diary of Anne Frank , listen to a Holocaust survivor, and...
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A Chronology of the Holocaust

For Teachers 8th - 10th
A straightforward chronology of the Holocaust lists events from 1930 to 1945. Connects to a page with links to extensive resources and information about the Holocaust. Use as a resource for student inquiry into the Holocaust. 
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Governing National Socialist Germany

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students spend a month discovering the role of the Nazi Dictatorship during the Holocaust. Using the internet, they research the history of the Nazi party and the decline of the Weimar Republic. They examine how Hitler rose to power...
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Rescuers Who Made a Difference

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students identify ways that the individuals saved some Jewish people during the Holocaust.  In this World History lesson, students research rescuers during the Holocaust the have a class discussion to share their findings.
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Genocide: Past & Present

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students visit the Holocaust Musuem through an interactive program. They examine Hitler's Final Solution and where concentration camps were located. They analyze how the situations in Auschwitz are similiar to Darfur.
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Life in Nazi Germany

For Teachers 6th - 7th
In this Nazi Germany worksheet, students present a project that illustrates what life was like in Nazi Germany. Students include 6 specific sections for their project.
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The World Wars

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Contemporaneously known as The Great War, World War I had never seen its match on the global stage—until World War II. An engaging set of resources designed to extend a viewing of the History Channel's The World Wars features discussion...
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Nazi Germany

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The Holocaust was an evolution of anti-Semitism, scapegoating, and targeted violence against Jews with Nazi policies. A resource unpacks the escalation in violence, along with the erosion of democratic institutions, during the 1930s....
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Introduction to the Holocaust

For Teachers 7th Standards
Young historians gain a well-rounded insight into the tragedy of the Holocaust by exploring pre-war Jewish life, reading and discussing survivor testimonies, and illustrating their understanding by using their own words and those of a...
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Holocaust Theme

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students complete a unit of lessons on the events of the Holocaust during WWII. They write daily journal entries, create a collage, view and discuss videos, read and analyze novels and poetry, and complete a novel project.
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READING COMPREHENSION: KRISTALLNACHT

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore the persecution of the Jews during Hitler's leadership of Germany in 1938.
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The Holocaust

For Students 9th - 10th
For this Holocaust worksheet, students write answers to questions about who, the victims of the Holocaust were, when it happened, , it happened, what took place, why Jewish people were victims, and how. it was executed. There are also...
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Jeopardy Review for WWII

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in a Jeopardy-style review game for a quiz on WWII. They divide into teams, choose team captains and answer a variety of questions pertaining to the study of WWII.
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Nazism

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore the acts of the Nazi party and discuss how people can commit atrocities against humanity. They discuss the aspects of the Aryan race that the Nazis identified with and how they led them to think they should purify...
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Julius Caesar

For Teachers 3rd
Famous Dictators and their main traits are listed on each slide in this Julius Caesar presentation. Important facts and events from each leaders' life accompany a picture which will keep your students' attention. There are some facts out...
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The Nazi Party Platform

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
Not all party platforms stay democratic. A resource covers many political issues in Germany during the time of World War II, and teaches pupils about the Nazi party platform and what went wrong. Individuals participate in a warm-up...
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Us and Them: Confronting Labels and Lies

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Stereotyping and discrimination based on religion catalyze many atrocities in the world. Explain the awful treatment of Jews and the lies Nazis spread by using an informative yet sensitive resource. Learners participate in a warm-up and...
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Genetics and the Master Race

For Teachers 7th Standards
How did the beginnings of genetic research influence the Nazi party? A thorough, engaging unit incorporates the work of Gregor Mendel, the study of inherited traits, and the use of racism and discrimination during the Holocaust.
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Laws and the National Community

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When it comes to the law, is justice always served? Teach scholars about how law sometimes enables prejudice of entire groups of people with a unit on World War II that includes a warm-up activity, analysis of primary sources,...
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Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The Olympics are about more than sports—at times, the games are also a place of racism and prejudice! Pupils investigate the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. They analyze the meaning behind the materials included in the United States...
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WWII: Western Europe 1939-45 – Invasion

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Without the benefit of history, Western Europe in the 1940's had no idea what was about to befall them. Class members use primary sources, including political cartoons, videos, and internal documents, to analyze how much of a threat...
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WWII: Western Europe 1939-45 – Occupation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Warsaw, Poland, suffered much of the blunt of World War II—but according to Polish letters from the early days of Nazi occupation, other parts of the country were much worse off. High schoolers use the letters and contemporaneous...
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WWII: Western Europe 1939-45 – Resistance and SOE

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Germany seemed to be unstoppable in the early years of World War II, but the tireless and sacrificial work of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) helped to steer the war in another direction. After exploring primary source documents,...
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WWII: Western Europe 1939-45 – Battle of Britain

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Had Britain not emerged as the victors of the 1940 Battle of Britain, World War II would have ended much differently—and the world as we know it would be catastrophically altered. Learn more about this pivotal moment that kept the Nazis...
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WWII: Western Europe 1939-45 – Deception and Bluff

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
World War II left the British desperate for help in any form—including in the form of a magician! High schooler conduct research on Jasper Maskelyne, a stage magician who used his talents to deceive the Germans on the war front, before...
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WWII: Western Europe 1939-45 – Hamburg

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Was bombing German cities an effective means to an end, or was it a war crime? Could it be both? Young historians ponder these questions with an activity that prompts them to use primary sources to summarize the debate surrounding RAF...
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WWII: Western Europe 1939-45 – End of the War

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
You are Winston Churchill, and on May 9th, 1945, you receive millions of grateful cards and telegrams. How do you respond? High schoolers put themselves in the Prime Minister's chair with an activity that prompts them to respond to a...
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Eastern Europe 1939-45 — Berlin

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The inevitability of World War II has arrived: Berlin has fallen. Young historians watch contemporaneous footage of the event, analyze primary source documents, and write a news report that details the roles of the Soviet, British,...
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Eastern Europe 1939-45 — Camps

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Britain's decision not to bomb German death camps in World War II has provided many questions for historians, but with a primary source analysis lesson, high school students may be a step closer to finding out the truth. Learners read...
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Eastern Europe 1939-45 — Stalingrad

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Acts of civilian courage in Great Britain—and in one case, the island of Malta—often receive the George Cross, instituted by King George VI at the beginning of World War II. After the valiant defense of Stalingrad by its inhabitants,...
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Eastern Europe 1939-45 — Ukraine

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Was Joseph Stalin desperate or exaggerating the USSR's need for assistance on the Eastern Front in 1942? History students examine two differing opinions on Stalin's position and the reality of the Eastern Front just three years before...
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WWII: Asia 1939-45 – Burma

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Because World War II encompassed most of the globe in one way or another, many pivotal battles and events are not as visible in the history books, leaving veterans of these conflicts feeling overlooked by more famous skirmishes. High...
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WWII: Asia 1939-45 – Singapore

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The fall of Singapore in World War II was shocking news for the Allied forces—but why? High schoolers explore primary source documents and videos to determine why February 15, 1942 was a wake-up call to the British Empire and its allies...
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WWII: The Pacific 1939-45 – Iwo Jima

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Of the images that have permeated history to define American courage, perseverance, and patriotism, the 1945 photograph of United States Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima is one of the most well known. After researching the pivotal...
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WWII: The Atlantic 1939-45 – Battle of the Atlantic

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The most dangerous line of attack during World War II wasn't the German planes soaring above Britain, but the U-Boats cutting off their supplies of food and equipment. Learners research the Battle of the Atlantic, the German campaign to...
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WWII: The Pacific 1939-45 – Pearl Harbor

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Though December 7th, 1941 was a day "which would live in infamy," World War II had provided many infamous days, events, battles, and atrocities in the years before. So why were American forces so surprised when Japan attacked Pearl...
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WWII: The Pacific 1939-45 – Japan and the Atom Bomb

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Though the scientists who developed the atom bomb did not believe it should be used to end World War II, American President Harry S. Truman and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill were of like mind in their decision to drop the bomb...
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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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Krystallnacht the Night of the Broken Glass, Hate and the Nazi Regime

For Students 7th - 10th
In this Holocaust worksheet, students identify and locate vocabulary terms/names related to the night of broken glass, hate, and the Nazi Regime. There are 20 words located in the word search.
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Master Race Video Worksheet

For Students 6th - 9th
Students watch a video "Master Race" and complete a worksheet.
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Dictatorship

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research world history by researching democracy. In this dictatorship activity, 5th graders read the story "The Composition" and identify a list of former dictators on the Internet. Students define several key terms and...
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Freedom Writers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students watch a scene from Freedom Writers and engage in discussions about prejudice. In this Holocaust lesson students explore previously investigated information regarding the Holocaust is reviewed and integrated.
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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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Do You Take the Oath?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why did so many go along with Nazi policies during World War II? An investigatory unit includes four handouts, reading analyses, classroom discussion topics, and intriguing philosophical questions, helping learners understand the...
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Rise of New Leaders and Ideas in Europe in the 1930s

For Students 8th - 12th
In this European history instructional activity, students research Communism, Fascism, and Nazism in Europe during the 1930's. Students respond to the provided questions about the government systems.
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One Survivor Remembers: Anti-Semitism

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners analyze and discuss how propaganda influenced anti-Semitism and it's role in World War II. In this propaganda lesson, students define the terms involved in this assignment. Then they will discuss their reactions to a film and...
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World War II: Germany

For Students 7th - 12th
For this world history worksheet, students learn about Nazi Germany during World War II. They then use the information they learned to solve the 10 questions on the worksheet. The answers are on the last page of the packet.
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Introducing "Number the Stars"

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Prepare your class to read Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry, with these prereading activities. This resource lists three ideas to ready your readers. Learners explore the historical context, connect to the book, and preview the book....
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Antisemitism

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore antisemitism and propaganda and stereotypes. They make connections to current-day antisemitism, racism, prejudice and bigotry.