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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.
Deepen students’ understanding of resistance with these lessons that bring together the firsthand accounts of former Jewish partisans and historical context on the partisan movement.
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.
Provide students with a graphic tool to record and organize information about characters in a text.
Help students engage with a fictional or historical character by creating an annotated illustration.
Help students approach challenging texts by breaking down content into manageable pieces.
Spark students’ interest in a book before reading it by having them make predictions and ask questions about its contents.
Enrich students’ understanding of a historical or literary figure by having students draw the figure’s life journey.
Provide a creative way for students to engage with a text by transforming a line they find meaningful into a poem.
Encourage class participation and develop students’ active listening skills by reading aloud text excerpts.
Students create a performance that conveys a text’s message, theme, or conflict.