Kristallnacht: Decision-Making in Times of Injustice

Have you ever been singled out in a crowd before? Pupils investigate and analyze the events of the Holocaust. They dive into the life of a middle school student, as well as the diary entries of those in Kristallnacht during World War II. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Laminate photos of the Holocaust and place around the room prior to the lesson for context
  • Split class into three groups to look into the events of Kristallnacht using the sources provided
  • Use the student handbook to analyze the school's stance on bullying
Classroom Considerations

  • Groups should be no more than four in size
  • The 13th installment of a 17-part series
Pros

  • Resource contains printable worksheets for classroom use
  • Extension opportunities with sources on human behavior
Cons