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 draw on personal experiences with music to reflect on its ability to provide inspiration, comfort, and fight against injustice.
Students analyze several examples of Nazi propaganda and consider how the Nazis used media to influence the thoughts, feelings, and actions of individual Germans.
Students examine how choices made by individuals and groups contributed to the rise of the Nazi Party in the 1920s and 1930s.
Students explore the long history of discrimination against Jews and come to understand how anti-Judaism was transformed into antisemitism in the nineteenth century.
Students are introduced to upstanders Waitstill and Martha Sharp, an American minister and his wife who undertook a rescue mission to help save Jews and refugees fleeing Nazi occupation.
Students explore readings, photographs, and video that give them a view into the lives of Jews living in Poland before the Holocaust.
Students analyze a variety of firsthand accounts of Kristallnacht in order to piece together a story of what happened on that night.
Students learn about the concept of resistance as they are introduced to firsthand experiences of the extraordinary Jewish partisans.
Students are introduced to the concept of "universe of obligation" and prompted to illustrate circle of individuals who they feel a responsibility to care for and protect.
Students study the vibrant culture of the Jews who lived in the shtetls in eastern Europe, while also deepening their understanding of prejudice toward minority groups.
Students learn a new concept, universe of obligation, and use it to analyze the ways that their society designates who is deserving of respect and caring.
Students and teachers view, react to, and interpret testimonies from survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides.