Ronda Hassig
Harmony Middle School
Overland Park, Kansas

Rhonda Ireland
Lee’s Summit North High School
Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Jean Ruhl
St. Regis School
Kansas City, Missouri

Grade Level
8th-12th grade

Subject
Information Literacy
Social Studies

Time Needed
7+ class periods

Introduction
This Webquest was designed for a dual purpose. It was to fulfill a requirement for a course entitled “Taming the Tiger” taught by Marsha Ratzel in 2004. The webquest will also be part of the shared curriculum of the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education Isak Federman Holocaust Teaching Cadre, of which we are all three members.
This Webquest requires students to research the Holocaust from multiple perspectives of those that experienced The Holocaust. There was no “single” experience shared by all during the Holocaust. Each group and individual had a story. It is hoped that through this Webquest your students will learn this reality and take the moral responsibility of protecting the rights of all human beings now and in the future. Please note that this webquest is not a simulation. Students are NOT becoming the person they are researching. Rather, they are researching their victim’s experience.

Materials
Other Victims of the Holocaust Webquest (external link)

This teaching unit was designed by members of the Isak Federman Holocaust Teaching Cadre through MCHE’s Masters and Mentors Program. The Masters and Mentors Program is funded by the H&R Block Foundation, Bertha S. and Ida E. Adelson Memorial Fund, the Legacy Fund, and the Flo Harris Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City, the Jewish Heritage Foundation of Greater Kansas City, and the Oppenstein Brothers Foundation.

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