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 create a "found poem" drawing on words from the testimony of a survivor of the Holocaust.
Students activate their thinking around being an upstander and their responsibility toward others in light of the Sharps' mission work in Czechoslovakia.
Using a role identifying activity, students analyze the various roles undertaken by a teenage partisan during the Holocaust.
Students learn about the difficult choices made by members of Jehovah's Witnesses in the face of pressure from the Nazis to conform.
Students create working definitions of stereotype as they examine the human behavior of applying categories to people and things.
Students deepen their thinking about memory and identity by reflecting on the stories of Holocaust and Armenian Genocide survivors and their descendants.
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.
Students read diary entries to gain insight into the experiences of Romanian Jews during the Holocaust.
Students are introduced to the enormity of the crimes committed during the Holocaust and look closely at stories of a few individuals who were targeted by Nazi brutality.