The Ghettos

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Young historians examine primary sources, including diaries, poems, and photographs, to consider the conditions in the ghettos and how they fit into the escalation of the Third Reich's plot against the Jewish people. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use diary excerpts of those imprisoned in Nazi ghettos to stimulate discussion of the escalation of violence against Jewish people
Classroom Considerations

  • Unit is fourth in the 11-part Teaching the Holocaust series
  • Two lesson plans explore this topic
Pros

  • Primary sources include the diary of a teenage boy, making the discussion more relatable to pupils
  • Lesson plans are complete and ready to use
  • Extension ideas, including written reflections, allow class members to personalize their learning
Cons

  • None