U.S. Policy and the Holocaust Refugee Crisis

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How did the United States respond to the Holocaust refugee crisis during World War II? The activity focuses on the United States' foreign policies and the arguments for and against offering assistance. Scholars analyze historical documents, research the Holocaust website, participate in group discussion, and complete a worksheet to understand both political viewpoints. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Share real-life experiences of Holocaust refugees
  • Compare the reasons for and against helping Holocaust refugees 
Classroom Considerations
  • Internet access is required for the lesson
  • Activity is perfect for remote learning
  • The resource is adaptable for multiple social studies topics
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