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Help your students be thoughtful, engaged viewers of Schindler's List with these lesson plans that foster reflection and make contemporary connections to the history.
Invite students to reflect on why it matters who tells our stories as they view a documentary film about the profound courage and resistance of the Oyneg Shabes in the Warsaw ghetto.
Lead students through a study of the Nanjing atrocities, beginning with an examination of imperialism in East Asia and ending with reflection on justice in the aftermath of mass violence.
Help students engage with a fictional or historical character by creating an annotated illustration.
This strategy helps students synthesize and articulate the most important takeaways from a variety of resources containing information about a particular topic or theme.
Use this strategy to help students consider, compare, and analyze various perspectives on a complex topic.
Students explore the potential negative impact of images through the social media protest #IfTheyGunnedMeDown and develop a decision-making process for choosing imagery to represent controversial events.
Students define propaganda and practice an image-analysis activity on a piece of propaganda from Nazi Germany.
Students learn about several Holocaust memorials around the world in preparation to design their own memorial.
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.
Students confront the enormity of the crimes committed during the Nanjing atrocities by listening to survivor testimony.
Students learn about soul band Booker T. and the M.G.'s and explore what it meant to be a racially integrated group in a time of segregation.