Holocaust and Human Behavior Lessons and Unit Outlines

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Holocaust and Human Behavior One-Month Outline

Teach an in-depth study of Holocaust and Human Behavior with this one-month outline that follows Facing History’s unique scope and sequence and makes this history relevant in students’ lives and our world today.

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Holocaust and Human Behavior One-Week Outline

Introduce students to the history of the Holocaust with this six-day outline that explores the choices individuals, groups, and nations made that contributed to genocide.

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Holocaust and Human Behavior Six-Week Unit Outline for Jewish Educators

Teach an in-depth study of Holocaust and Human Behavior in a Jewish setting that follows our unique scope and sequence.

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The Complexity of Identity

Students explore the relationship between the individual and society by creating identity charts for a contemporary novelist, a children's book character, and themselves.

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Understanding Universe of Obligation

Students are introduced to the concept of "universe of obligation" and prompted to illustrate circle of individuals who they feel a responsibility to care for and protect.

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Analyzing the Effects of World War I

Students use maps of the world before and after World War I to make inferences and predictions about the ways the war changed the world.

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Choices in Weimar Republic Elections

Students read fictional biographies of German citizens and make hypotheses about the citizens' voting choices in the Weimar elections.

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Examining Hitler's First Radio Address

Students investigate the messages in Adolf Hitler's speeches by performing a close read of the transcript of his first radio address as chancellor.

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Analyzing Nazi Propaganda

Students define propaganda and practice an image-analysis activity on a piece of propaganda from Nazi Germany.

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Understanding Kristallnacht

Students analyze a variety of firsthand accounts of Kristallnacht in order to piece together a story of what happened on that night. 

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Confronting the Suffering Caused by the Nazis

Students use journaling and group discussion to respond to emotionally-challenging diary entries of a Jewish teenager confined in a Nazi ghetto.

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Responding to the Stories of Holocaust Survivors

Students create a "found poem" drawing on words from the testimony of a survivor of the Holocaust.

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Exploring Justice after the Holocaust

Students contemplate the challenges the Allies faced when seeking justice after the Holocaust through an interactive, discussion-based activity.

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Analyzing and Creating Memorials

Students learn about several Holocaust memorials around the world in preparation to design their own memorial.

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Strategies for Making a Difference

Students use a "levers of power" framework to analyze examples of civic participation and identify ways they can bring about a positive change in their communities.

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