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Students learn about the violent pogroms of Kristallnacht by watching a short documentary and then reflecting on eyewitness testimonies.
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 consider how identity, and in particular how age and gender, shaped a partisan's actions.
Students discover the complexities of Martha Sharp's rescue project by analyzing historical correspondences.
Students learn about the vibrant culture and diversity of Jewish life in Europe before the war and antisemitism's role in diminishing this richness.
Students broaden their understanding of resistance by exploring examples of music as spiritual and physical defiance to Nazi oppression.
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 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 study the ways eastern European Jews struggled with the notion of identity in the late nineteenth century, and draw connections to their own experiences with identity.
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.
Students grapple with the meaning of justice and the purpose of trials as they learn how the Allies responded to the atrocities of Nazi Germany.