The Holocaust Legacy
|The Holocaust Legacy||2008-09-02|
|2 Weeks||Level 4|
|Students will understand the following:
- More than half a century after the Holocaust, people are still studying it and forming opinions about it.
- Hate among human beings did not fade away with the end of the Holocaust.
|This lesson plan may be used to address academic standards such as the causes and global consequences of World War II, the Holocaust and its impact on Jewish culture and European society, and more.|
Definition:Knowledgeable of something, especially through personal experience.
Context:The people who designed the Nazi death camps were cognizant of the intended use of the facilities.
Definition:To weaken the morale of; to upset or destroy the normal functioning of.
Context:Concentration camp prisoners were forced to complete difficult and pointless tasks in order to discourage and demoralize them.
Definition:A political philosophy, movement, or regime that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.
Context:Fascists believe in placing one’s nation and race before oneself.
Definition:A quarter of a city in which members of a minority group live especially because of social, legal, or economic pressure.
Context:Jews in Nazi Germany were forced to live in ghettos.
Definition:A member of a German fascist party controlling Germany from 1933 to 1945 under Adolf Hitler.
Context:The fascists who ruled Germany under Hitler were known as the Nazi Party.
Definition:The spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person.
Context:Propaganda convinced many Germans that Hitler’s lies about Jews were reality.
|- Computer with Internet access
- Books, articles, and editorials concerning freedom of speech and hate groups in the United States
- Index cards for note taking
|Grade Level Expectations (view gles)|
|Related Links and Resources|
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Holocaust Memorial Day
The Mechelen Museum of Deportation and the Resistance
Museum of Tolerance Online Multimedia Learning Center
Welcome to Yad Vashem on the Internet
A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust
You can ask your students to contribute to the assessment rubric by determining how many facts should be required and what constitutes a well-organized presentation.
Children in the Holocaust and World War II: Their Secret Diaries