Tagged: Jewish Resistance

Jewish Responses to the Holocaust – Discussion and Critical Thinking Exercise

January 13, 2021

Jessica RockholdMidwest Center for Holocaust Education Grade Level7th-12th grade SubjectSocial StudiesLanguage Arts/Reading Time Needed2 class period(s) IntroductionJewish responses to the Holocaust are best described as “choiceless choices.” They were put in positions to make judgments and decisions without there being real, viable alternatives to their situation. Despite this, many decisions were made. Students often have a difficult time understanding why Jews did not “just leave" or "just shoot a Nazi.” This critical thinking exercise is designed to help them understand the dilemmas and decisions faced by Jews during the Holocaust and to put that into the context of real people’s…

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Document Based Question on Resistance in the Holocaust and Rwanda

January 13, 2021

Dianne O'BryanBlue Valley High School Grade LevelHigh School SubjectSocial StudiesLanguage Arts/Reading Time NeededBased on teacher use IntroductionA Document Based Question is something that students in high school Advanced Placement classes do as a part of the curriculum and a part of the AP exam at the end of the year. This DBQ is designed to allow a teacher to work on the skills associated with a DBQ while at the same time helping students to learn more about resistance during the Holocaust and the Rwandan genocide. Skills students will enhanceReadingAnalysis of primary and secondary sourcesCritical thinkingIdentifying similarities and differences between…

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