Unit Plan

Jewish Resistance

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Resistance to the Holocaust took on many forms. Learners explore the passive and active resistance of Jewish people who continued their practices and observances, as well as organized resistance against the evils of the Nazis. An interesting resource allows young scholars to consider the meaning of resistance using primary sources, such as written testimonies from Holocaust survivors, video clips of survivor interviews, and discussion activities. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have class members debate and discuss the various forms of resistance, as well as the cost of resisting the Nazis, during the Holocaust
Classroom Considerations
  • Unit is the sixth installment in the 11-part series
  • Graphic details in survivor testimony may not be appropriate for all pupils
  • Unit contains two lessons
  • Survivor testimonies are gripping
  • Lesson plan is complete and ready to implement
  • Extension activities allow for personal reflection 
  • None