These lesson plans use the Ken Burns’ documentary "Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War" to explore what motivated Waitstill and Martha Sharp to help desperate refugees.
Students begin to relate Schindler's List to the contemporary world by examining recent stories of racial hatred in Charlottesville and Germany.
Students reflect on how the Holocaust can educate us about our responsibilities to confront genocide and injustice today.
Students are introduced to the history of ideas, events, and decisions that shaped the world of Schindler’s List.
Students prepare for their study of Schindler's List by creating a contract establishing a thoughtful, respectful, and caring classroom community.
Students consider how Schindler's evolution from collaborator to rescuer adds to their thinking about the importance of individual choices.