Teaching "Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust" provides primary sources and lesson plans for language arts and history teachers to complement Alexandra Zapruder's award winning collection of diaries written by young people during the Holocaust. Some of the writers were refugees, others were in hiding or passing as non-Jews, some were imprisoned in ghettos, and nearly all perished before liberation.
The diaries, documents, and lesson plans in this collection offer a personal window into the history of the Holocaust and raise enduring questions about human behavior. Don't miss the primary source archive below!
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The lessons in this collection can be taught as a set, following the chronology of the Holocaust, or used individually. Each lesson uses core academic skills to engage learners in a careful study of the text as an entry point to an exploration of a key event or theme in the history of the Holocaust. Each lesson has been constructed around an academic focus: Learn the History, Read and Reflect, or Use your Voice. Find lessons by diarist below.