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Our five new lessons help you incorporate the Teaching Holocaust and Human Behavior unit more holistically in your classrooms.
In this unit students experience how art can serve as a tool to understanding history by analyzing paintings by renowned artist and Holocaust survivor Samuel Bak.
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.
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.
Using a project-based learning approach, students produce a museum exhibition that displays the stories of different partisans.
Students prepare for their study of the Holocaust by reflecting on the ways in which memory is an integral part of Jewish identity.
Students continue to explore the question “Who am I?” by examining the concept of dual or multiple identities and reflecting on their own identities as Jews.
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 learn about pre-war Jewish life and compare it with today’s diaspora in order to reflect on how modernity can impact tradition.
Students define the term resistance and then learn about the different ways that Jews resisted the Nazis during the Holocaust.
Students enter the conversation about the concept of “theodicy" through activities that allow them to explore the themes of faith and doubt after the Holocaust.
Students contemplate the role of music in social movements by learning about The Staple Singers and analyzing the messages in one of their songs.