Deconstrucing the Familiar

Collaboration and complicity. Class members examine a series of photographs and consider how active participation and passive complicity represented in the photos contributed to the Holocaust. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Conclude the lesson by asking class members to brainstorm ways ordinary individuals might avoid active participation or passive complicity in events such as The Holocaust
Classroom Considerations
  • Carefully consider the personal connection some class members may have to the Holocaust and the impact the lesson may have on them
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Pros
  • It isn't until the captions for the photos are revealed that the full implications of the images become apparent
  • The worksheets direct individuals to carefully examine the details in each photo
Cons
  • None
Common Core