Tagged: 9th Grade

Victims of the Nazi Era

January 14, 2021

Ronda HassigHarmony Middle SchoolOverland Park, Kansas Rhonda IrelandLee's Summit North High SchoolLee's Summit, Missouri Jean RuhlSt. Regis SchoolKansas City, Missouri Grade Level8th-12th grade SubjectInformation LiteracySocial Studies Time Needed7+ class periods IntroductionThis 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…

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Using Literature Excerpts in your Holocaust Class

January 14, 2021

Adapted from a lesson byLaura PattonIndian Woods Middle SchoolOverland Park, Kansas Grade Level7th-12th grade SubjectLanguage Arts/ReadingSocial Studies Time Needed1-2 class periods IntroductionMany 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. MaterialsTeacher InstructionsStudent Notetaking Sheet…

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The Nuremberg Trials – A Teaching Activity

January 14, 2021

Arvel McElroyRetired from Olathe South High SchoolOlathe, Kansas Grade LevelHigh School SubjectSocial StudiesGifted Education Time NeededTo be determined by teacher IntroductionThe Nuremberg project is part of an historical film studies class that I have written on World War II. The inclusion of the film Nuremberg and the examination of its historical accuracy are a vital part of the ultimate goal for the class. Much of what Americans know about history comes from their exposure to “Hollywood” films. Introducing the students to original documentation and oral histories, or transcripts of such histories, will assist them in evaluating the film's accuracy and,…

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Surviving Hitler Teaching Unit

January 14, 2021

Cathy BlakeRetired from Yeokum Middle SchoolBelton, Missouri Gay RamseyTrailridge Middle SchoolShawnee Mission, Kansas Barbara WaldronTrailridge Middle SchoolShawnee Mission, Kansas Grade Level7th grade and up SubjectLanguage Arts/ReadingTime NeededBased on teacher use IntroductionThe purpose of this guide is to help teachers create meaningful learning experiences for students reading Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps. Andrea Warren's award-winning book is most appropriate for grades five through eight. This biography can be used as an introduction to Holocaust studies or as enrichment to a Holocaust unit. Surviving Hitler teaches students why, how, what, when, and where the Holocaust took place. Through…

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Resources for Teaching Antisemitism

January 14, 2021

Jenny Buchanan Lee's Summit North High SchoolLee's Summit, Missouri Grade LevelHigh School SubjectLanguage Arts/ReadingSocial Studies Time NeededRecommend 1 class period Materials European Antisemitism notesEuropean Antisemitism notes KEYTimeline ActivityTimeline Student worksheetTimeline Activity KEY

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Research Paper Unit

January 14, 2021

Jenny BuchananLee's Summit High SchoolLee's Summit, Missouri Sara ForsmanLiberty High SchoolLiberty Missouri Dianne O'BryanBlue Valley High SchoolStilwell, Kansas Grade LevelHigh School SubjectLanguage ArtsSocial StudiesCompositionEuropean HistoryWorld History Time NeededTo be determined by teacher IntroductionThe purpose of this project is to help secondary school teachers effectively guide their students through the research process, step by step. Guidelines for the paper, templates, and activities that can be used and adapted for any research paper are provided. The emphasis of the project is on how to successfully narrow a topic that fits into a Holocaust related theme, research the topic using primary and secondary…

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Propaganda in the Holocaust and Rwanda

January 14, 2021

Jennifer JenkinsWestridge Middle SchoolOverland Park, Kansas Grade Level7th-12th grade SubjectLanguage ArtsSocial Studies Time NeededAt least 5 class periods IntroductionCan the media incite violence? This unit aims to address the issue of media and violence, and to explore how the media influenced the Rwandan Genocide and The Holocaust. Using primary resources, transcripts and propaganda terminology, the learners will: Understand the different types of propaganda, bias and stereotypeLearn about and discuss theories about the effect media has on peopleStudy the causes and effects of the Rwandan GenocideExamine the effect print media had on the Rwandan Genocide and the HolocaustAnalyze the effect radio…

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Night Lesson Plan

January 13, 2021

Rebecca DaltonBlue Valley North High SchoolOverland Park, Kansas Grade LevelHigh School SubjectSocial StudiesLanguage Arts/Reading Time Needed11 class periods IntroductionThis unit was designed for teachers to use as much or as little of it as they need. Teachers should feel free to implement whatever aspects of the unit that they feel comfortable teaching and/or presenting. The introduction to the Holocaust is in the PowerPoint presentation. Students should have a copy of the Notes Worksheet on which they will take notes over the presentation throughout the unit. I do not start Night until the students have background information through the third Core…

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Nazi Laws versus Jim Crow Laws

January 13, 2021

Jessica RockholdMidwest Center for Holocaust Education Grade Level9th-12th grade SubjectSocial StudiesLanguage Arts/Reading Time Needed1-2 class period(s) IntroductionThe Nazi legal assault on the Jews between 1933 and 1939 was not unique in its racial character nor in its segregationist aims. As with many Nazi attacks against the Jews, they took ideas and practices that were common in their own and other cultures and radicalized them to suit their needs. The American Jim Crow Laws were part of that inspiration. This exercise helps students identify similarities and differences in the policy and implementation of American Jim Crow Laws and Nazi antisemitic laws.…

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MCHE Witnesses to the Holocaust Archive Curriculum

January 13, 2021

Jessica RockholdMidwest Center for Holocaust Education Grade Level7th-12th grade SubjectSocial StudiesLanguage Arts/Reading Time NeededVariable Introduction This curriculum was written to supplement the use of the Witnesses to the Holocaust Archive video testimony in 7-12th grade classrooms. Survivor testimony, while a critical component in Holocaust education, should never be used without the historical context necessary for students to understand the experiences of people who lived through the Holocaust. These teaching strategies and lessons adhere to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s recommended Guidelines for Teaching the Holocaust, Kansas and Missouri State Education Standards, and the Midwest Center for Holocaust Educations Core Concepts in…

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