Using Literature Excerpts in your Holocaust Class

Adapted from a lesson by
Laura Patton
Indian Woods Middle School
Overland Park, Kansas

Grade Level
7th-12th grade

Subject
Language Arts/Reading
Social Studies

Time Needed
1-2 class periods

Introduction
Many Holocaust survivors shared the memories of their experiences to help educate future generations. They are not historians, but rather important eye-witnesses to what was happening to them at a given place, in a given time, in a given set of circumstances. By reading several segments of different memoirs on a particular topic, the reader is able to piece together a broader view of what was happening across a spectrum of experiences during the Holocaust.

Materials
Teacher Instructions
Student Notetaking Sheet

Notetaking Sheet KEY for Teachers

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