Bishop Miege High School
Kansas City, MO
To be determined by teacher
This teaching guide represents several options on how to approach the topic of 20th and 21st Century genocides with your students. It is assumed that your students have some background in the Holocaust. This is not a comprehensive curriculum, but instead is a collection of suggested resources, approaches, and thought processes to bring to your classroom. The overall goal is to examining the stages of genocide and applying them to modern genocides.
This curriculum can be adapted for use across the Social Studies and Language Arts, including Humanities, English, Current Events, Geography, World History, American History, Government, Sociology, or Psychology. Due to the subject matter, these suggested approaches are geared toward upper level high school students, but could be adapted for lower grades
Needs versus options: This teacher’s guide is divided into these two groups. Needs are basic ideas that are critical, in this author’s opinion, to the curricula. The options sections are up to the teacher to jump into, and are extensions, not critical pieces.
This teaching unit was designed by a member 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.
Our mission is to teach the history of the Holocaust, applying its lessons to counter indifference, intolerance, and genocide.
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