ERIC Number: ED184912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
The Holocaust: A Study of Genocide.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
The teaching guide presents lesson plans, activities, and readings about the Holocaust for use in the secondary grades. It is divided into two parts. Part I consists of course outlines and lesson plans for classes in junior and senior high English, and social studies and world history. These vary in length and some are accompanied by literary selections. Part II, the major part of the book, presents lesson plans for 18 weeks of class time, arranged into an introduction and seven themes. The introduction focuses on how the study of the Holocaust can alert people to present and future dangers of racism and genocide. The seven themes are: 1) the position of Jews in Europe before the Holocaust, 2) how the Nazis rose to power, 3) how racism and anti-Semitism led to the debasement of modern society and to genocidal murder, 4) how the Nazis carried out their policies, 5) how the victims tried to maintain human dignity, 6) how the rest of the world responded to the plight of the victims, and 7) how the study of the Holocaust can contribute to a more humane world. For each theme there is a summary, a list of related concept statements, and one or two introductory activities or discussion questions. There are a total of 37 lessons, each of which consists of a focus question, an introductory activity, an outline of content emphases, several summary questions, and numerous readings. An annotated bibliography concludes the book. (CK)
Descriptors: Anti Semitism, European History, History Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Jews, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Nazism, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, World War II
Board of Education of the City of New York, Publications Sales Office, 110 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 ($11.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.