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Assess students’ understanding, monitor their questions, or gather feedback on your teaching by having them turn in exit cards.
Create a practice of student journaling to help students critically examine their surroundings and make informed judgments.
Invite students to nonverbally communicate something they have read or watched, using a color, a symbol, and an image.
Students have a written conversation with peers and use silence as a tool to explore a topic in depth.
Use this graphic tool to help students consider the many factors that shape their own identity and that of groups, nations, and historical and literary figures.
Help students approach challenging texts by breaking down content into manageable pieces.
Guide students’ analysis of a photograph, artwork, or video with this simple critical-viewing strategy.
Use this interactive timeline activity to help students understand and remember the chronology of events.
Enrich your reading of Night with photos depicting daily life in Elie Wiesel's hometown.
Scholar Doris Bergen describes the phases of events that led to the Holocaust.
Explore the history of events that shaped the world of Wiesel’s memoir with this interactive timeline.
Encourage students to recognize the multiple causal factors behind an event from history, the present, or literature, using the visual of an iceberg.
Deepen students' understanding of a topic by having them connect to their prior knowledge.
Students compose poems using only words, phrases, or quotations from a text that they find meaningful.
Holocaust survivor Barbara Fischman Traub describes the reactions of her neighbors as she and her family were marched through their hometown of Sighet, Hungary, to the ghetto during the Holocaust.
Help students interpret an image by “framing” smaller portions of the image and analyzing them.
View a famous collection of photographs from the Holocaust of a transport arriving in Auschwitz from Hungary in early summer 1944.
Introduce students to several perspectives on a topic by having them pick a quotation to explore with their classmates.
Facilitate thoughtful group discussions by having students first share their ideas in writing and with a partner.
Holocaust survivor Anna Heilman recalls her part in a revolt at Auschwitz-Birkenau, where she was a prisoner, and describes the aftermath of the revolt.
Have students facilitate a discussion in order to work together toward a shared understanding of a text.
Leon Bass, an African-American soldier, describes his experiences entering the Buchenwald concentration camp in April 1945.
This film focuses on Benjamin Ferencz, a former prosecutor of the Nuremberg trials who is dedicated to preventing mass atrocities.