Eyewitness to the Holocaust

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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 argumentative writing, they decide their own feelings about one of the darkest periods of history. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Reveal reading prompts one at a time instead of in worksheet form
  • Place photos of the Holocaust around the room for the duration of the lessons 
Classroom Considerations

  • Keep in mind the sensitivity of the topic of the Holocaust 
  • Teachers need to create a Power Point for the questions
Pros

  • Outlines step-by-step class procedures for teacher use
  • Resource includes printable worksheets and questions for distribution 
Cons

  • None