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Explore the motives, pressures, and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism and the humanitarian refugee crisis it provoked during the 1930s and 1940s.
Designed for California 10th grade world history courses, this unit guides students through a study of the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide that focuses on choices and human behavior.
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.
Explore Germany's efforts to impose a new order on Europe based on Nazi racial ideology during the first two years of World War II.
Examine the nature of judgment, forgiveness, and justice, and learn about the challenges of deciding an adequate response to the crimes of the Holocaust.
Review some of the profound legacies of the Holocaust and World War II and consider how these histories continue to influence our lives today.
Consider the dilemmas faced by world leaders as Nazi Germany began taking aggressive action against neighboring countries and individuals in the late 1930s.
Confront the history of the Holocaust, and reflect on the human behavior revealed in the choices of perpetrators, bystanders, resisters, and rescuers.
Investigate how World War I heightened divisions between “we” and “they” among people and nations and left behind fertile ground for Nazi Germany in the following decades.
Arch Oboler’s 1938 radio play, performed by Katharine Hepburn, pleaded with American audiences to offer more aid to Jewish refugee children. It aired as the country debated over the Wagner-Rogers Bill (Joint Resolution 64).
View photos by Rodrigo Abd depicting the aftermath of the Guatemalan Civil war.
Photographer Carlos J. Ortiz: Too Young to Die Interview with WBEZ