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Students analyze a variety of firsthand accounts of Kristallnacht in order to piece together a story of what happened on that night.
Students analyze several examples of Nazi propaganda and consider how the Nazis used media to influence the thoughts, feelings, and actions of individual Germans.
Students learn about the violent pogroms of Kristallnacht by watching a short documentary and then reflecting on eyewitness testimonies.
Students consider how identity, and in particular how age and gender, shaped a partisan's actions.
Students are introduced to the Nazis’ idea of a “national community” and examine how the Nazis used the Nuremberg Laws to define who belonged.
Students both respond to and design Holocaust memorials as they consider the impact that memorials and monuments have on the way we think about history.
Students think about the responsibilities of governments as they consider how countries around the world responded to the European Jews trying to escape Nazi Germany.
Students learn about the experiences of people in Nazi Germany through a variety of firsthand accounts and identify the range of choices that they faced.
Students analyze images and film that convey the richness of Jewish life across Europe at the time of the Nazis’ ascension to power.
Students explore the role of social media in Ferguson, apply information verification strategies to social media posts, and develop strategies for becoming critical consumers and sharers of social media.
Students review the First Amendment, understand the importance of a free press, and consider how that freedom can conflict with other societal needs through journalists’ experiences in Ferguson.
By comparing two personal accounts of escape from German-occupied Europe, students gain a deeper understanding of escape and the refugee experience during the Holocaust.