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.
Students learn about several Holocaust memorials around the world in preparation to design their own memorial.
Students use the “levers of power” framework to identify ways they can bring about positive change in their communities.
Students identify the social and cultural factors that help shape our identities by analyzing firsthand reflections and creating personal identity charts.
Students both respond to and design Holocaust memorials as they consider the impact that memorials and monuments have on the way we think about history.
Students develop a contract establishing a reflective classroom community in preparation for their exploration of this unit's historical case study.
Students explore the intertwined personal stories of Jewish refugees who attempted to flee to the United States and the American rescuers who intervened on their behalf.
Students create working definitions of stereotype as they examine the human behavior of applying categories to people and things.
Students connect themes from the film to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's concept of “single stories," and then consider what it would take to tell more equitable and accurate narratives.
Students consider how the debate around the Wagner-Rogers Bill reflected competing ideas in the United States about national identity, priorities, and values.
Students explore the relationship between the individual and society by creating identity charts for a contemporary novelist, a children's book character, and themselves.
Students analyze the socially constructed meaning of race and examine how it has been used to justify exclusion, inequality, and violence throughout history.