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.
Students define propaganda and practice an image-analysis activity on a piece of propaganda from Nazi Germany.
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.
Students investigate the messages in Adolf Hitler's speeches by performing a close read of the transcript of his first radio address as chancellor.
Students contemplate the challenges the Allies faced when seeking justice after the Holocaust through an interactive, discussion-based activity.
Students discover how a partisan unit developed its own ethical framework in the face of life-threatening situations.
Students grapple with the meaning of justice and the purpose of trials as they learn how the Allies responded to the atrocities of Nazi Germany.
Students reflect on how the Holocaust can educate us about our responsibilities to confront genocide and injustice today.
Students think about the responsibilities of governments as they consider how countries around the world responded to the European Jews trying to escape Nazi Germany.
Students create a "found poem" drawing on words from the testimony of a survivor of the Holocaust.
Students analyze a variety of firsthand accounts of Kristallnacht in order to piece together a story of what happened on that night.