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Our five new lessons help you incorporate the Teaching Holocaust and Human Behavior unit more holistically in your classrooms.
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 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.
Using a role identifying activity, students analyze the various roles undertaken by a teenage partisan during the Holocaust.
Students learn about the concept of resistance as they are introduced to firsthand experiences of the extraordinary Jewish partisans.
Students consider how identity, and in particular how age and gender, shaped a partisan's actions.
Learn about psychologist Stanley Milgram’s experiments on obedience and the insight they offer into the motives of Nazi perpetrators.
Introduce students to the four brothers whose partisan unit saved Jewish lives from the forests of Belarus.