Unit Plan

Nazi Germany

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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. Activities such as discussion of survivor testimony and analysis of chronology help young scholars understand the sequence of events that culminated in the "Final Solution."

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use video testimony from Holocaust survivors to ground a discussion of parallels in history
  • Offer extension prompts for pupils to journal about current events and their connections to the Holocaust
Classroom Considerations
  • Third of 11 parts in the Teaching the Holocaust series
  • Unit is made up of two lessons
  • Provocative prompts engage learners to make personal connections between their world and historical events
  • Lessons are easy to adapt to a variety of settings
  • Video testimony is powerful witness to the Holocaust
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