Students study the vibrant culture of the Jews who lived in the shtetls in eastern Europe, while also deepening their understanding of prejudice toward minority groups.
Through a close reading of diary entries, students learn about the spread of misinformation among Jews during the Holocaust caused by the Nazis’ control of information.
"Students explore the artwork of a young man imprisoned in the Theresienstadt ghetto and consider the value of creative expression as a means to cope with oppression. "
Students understand news from Myanmar about the persecution of the Rohingya by analyzing a recent New York Times article.
Students reflect on how the Holocaust can educate us about our responsibilities to confront genocide and injustice today.