How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. - Anne Frank
Holocaust education is history, literature, social studies, psychology, art, and so much more. It is through studying the Holocaust that we learn the importance of speaking out against bigotry and indifference, promoting equity, and taking action.
Where do I start?
- Review "Beginning Your Holocaust Unit" (See below). There are some great opening activities and information to help you set the stage for teaching the Holocaust.
- Next - Look at the "Overview" for each theme. If you are short on time, you can just use these "Overviews" as your lessons. The Overview for each theme includes a summary, survivor video testimony and discusson questions. If you have more time, take a deep dive into one of the other lessons provided in that theme.
- Proposed Outlines for Teaching the Holocaust - Outlines for ELA and SS, 1-2 weeks, 3-5 weeks, and complete units, outlined for grades 5-6, 7-8, and 9-12.