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Students investigate the messages in Adolf Hitler's speeches by performing a close read of the transcript of his first radio address as chancellor.
Students define propaganda and practice an image-analysis activity on a piece of propaganda from Nazi Germany.
Students contemplate the challenges the Allies faced when seeking justice after the Holocaust through an interactive, discussion-based activity.
Students use journaling and group discussion to respond to emotionally-challenging diary entries of a Jewish teenager confined in a Nazi ghetto.
Students read fictional biographies of German citizens and make hypotheses about the citizens' voting choices in the Weimar elections.
Students create a "found poem" drawing on words from the testimony of a survivor of the Holocaust.
Students are introduced to upstanders Waitstill and Martha Sharp, an American minister and his wife who undertook a rescue mission to help save Jews and refugees fleeing Nazi occupation.
Students activate their thinking around being an upstander and their responsibility toward others in light of the Sharps' mission work in Czechoslovakia.
Students examine the Nazi ideology of “race and space” and the role it played in Germany’s aggression toward other nations, groups, and individuals.
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.