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ERIC Number: ED135728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 36
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The Holocaust.
Brach, Barbara F.
The purpose of this teacher-developed humanities unit is to help secondary students understand the period leading up to and including the holocaust, from the end of World War I to the end of World War II. Through the use of readings, films, simulations, and class discussion, students learn how the holocaust occurred and relate it to other situations in history and in contemporary life. A bibliography of 17 primary sources is presented as material from which the unit was developed. These include excerpts from Hitler's writings, German radio propaganda, reports by people who were held in concentration camps, and analytical comments about the social and political atmosphere of the period. On the basis of such readings, students participate in small group or class discussions about economic conditions leading up to the rise of Hitler, German fear of communism, anti-Semitism, and life in the ghetto. Thirty-one related activities are suggested which make use of visual aids. For example, students write a one-act play about the holocaust; make a slide presentation using candid photos expressing the theme of man's inhumanity to man; or examine art forms which developed as resistance art to what was occurring in Nazi Germany. A bibliography of 50 related books, five records and tapes, nine films, and six filmstrips is provided. (AV)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Identifiers - Location: Germany