Students broaden their understanding of resistance by exploring examples of music as spiritual and physical defiance to Nazi oppression.
Students take on a comprehensive examination of the Nuremberg trials and evaluate how well the trials achieved justice.
Students explore obedience by drawing connections between traditional Jewish texts and Milgram’s psychological experiment on this behavior.
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.
Through a close reading of diary entries, students consider the fear, denial, anxiety, sadness, and grief that individuals separated from loved ones during the Holocaust experienced.
Students learn about the obstacles to emigration during the Holocaust by reading about one family’s attempts to leave Nazi occupied Germany.