Students prepare for their study of the Holocaust by reflecting on the ways in which memory is an integral part of Jewish identity.
Students continue to explore the question “Who am I?” by examining the concept of dual or multiple identities and reflecting on their own identities as Jews.
Students explore judgment and forgiveness through a study of Simon Wiesenthal's book The Sunflower paired with traditional Jewish texts.
Students draw on diary entries and historical documents to build an understanding of the complicated role Jewish councils and Jewish police played within Nazi-run ghettos.
Through diary entries and historical documents, students deepen their understanding of daily life in the Theresienstadt ghetto during the final months of the Holocaust.