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?
- FIRST - Read through the 11 GUIDELINES for Teaching the Holocaust
- Start with the OVERVIEW in each theme (ie. Pre-War, Changing World, Flight and Rescue, Resistance, Ghettos and Camps, Liberation and Post-War). 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.