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Learn about the goal of assimilation held by many in colonial Canada and its influence on the creation of the Indian Residential Schools system.
Theodore Fontaine recalls being punished as a student at Fort Alexander Residential School for speaking the indigenous language Ojibway.
Read about the Weimar Republic’s responses to two political uprisings–a left-wing rebellion in Bavaria and a conservative uprising by paramilitary group the Freikorps.
Explore rescue during the Holocaust with the story of a community in Southern France that sheltered and hid thousands of Jews fleeing Nazi persecution (Spanish available).
Explore the decision of Vitka Kempner, then a 19-year-old Jewish teenager from Poland, to leave her family and flee when the German army invaded in 1939.
Read aloud this letter with your class before you embark on the unit Teaching Holocaust and Human Behavior (Spanish available).
Nelson Mandela describes the ANC and PAC’s shift from non-violent resistance of apartheid to violent sabotage under the militant faction MK in his testimony during the Rivonia Trial.
Examine Nelson Mandela’s emotional rejection of a 1985 offer by the South African government to free him if he renounced violence and abstained from politics.
Learn about the mass shootings and massacres of Jews by German forces at Babi Yar, Kiev, and other Baltic territories.
Examine excerpts from Hitler’s speech to the Reichstag in 1939 in which he set forth his vision of the world’s future.
Consider how conformity, obedience, and desire for belonging influenced the attitudes and values of youth in Nazi Germany.
Reflect on the challenges posed by making moral judgments about the actions of people in the past.