Explore the events that led to the systematic murder of six million Jews and millions of other innocent victims. Discover the stories of survivors, witnesses, and rescuers that raise essential questions about the nature of human behavior.
Use our online unit to lead students through a study of the Holocaust that asks what this history can teach us about the power and impact of choices.
Help your students be thoughtful, engaged viewers of Schindler's List with these lesson plans that foster reflection and make contemporary connections to the history.
Students define propaganda and practice an image-analysis activity on a piece of propaganda from Nazi Germany.
Students learn about several Holocaust memorials around the world in preparation to design their own memorial.
Students use maps of the world before and after World War I to make inferences and predictions about the ways the war changed the world.
Students read fictional biographies of German citizens and make hypotheses about the citizens' voting choices in the Weimar elections.
Students use journaling and group discussion to respond to emotionally-challenging diary entries of a Jewish teenager confined in a Nazi ghetto.
Using a project-based learning approach, students produce a museum exhibition that displays the stories of different partisans.
Students examine the steps the Nazis took to replace democracy with dictatorship and draw conclusions about the values and institutions that make democracy possible.
Students consider the choices and reasoning of individual Germans who stayed quiet or spoke up during the first few years of Nazi rule.
Students analyze images and film that convey the richness of Jewish life across Europe at the time of the Nazis’ ascension to power.
Students investigate the messages in Adolf Hitler's speeches by performing a close read of the transcript of his first radio address as chancellor.