ERIC Number: ED224733
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
The Holocaust: A Teacher Resource. Tentative Edition.
Belsky, Gilbert; And Others
Information, activities, primary source materials, and other resources on the Nazi Holocaust are designed to help high school students examine and comprehend the catastrophic dimensions of the Holocaust. Objectives are for students to understand how a cultured society can become dehumanized; to realize that a Holocaust could happen again and that being apathetic in the face of evil is evil; and to feel compassion for all humanity. The guide contains 6 units. Unit 1, Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Violence, focuses on the origins and consequences of prejudice and groups of people who have been discriminated against throughout history. Units 2 through 5 deal with the history of anti-Semitism, the destruction of the Jews by the Nazis, world reaction to the Holocaust, and Jewish resistance to the Holocaust. Unit 6, Consequences of the Holocaust, focuses on punishments of Nazi war criminals, reparations to Jews for atrocities, and the beginning of the Zionist movement. Each unit contains background information, objectives, a vocabulary pre-test, a content outline, suggested activities, and a bibliography. Most units include excerpts of essays written by the Jewish people involved in the Holocaust and reprints from newspapers and books. Activities involve students in discussion, watching films, writing reports, drawing maps, conducting research, and other activities, such as filling in the blanks. A bibliography of print and audiovisual materials is included. (BY)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Curriculum and Instruction.