ERIC Number: ED391707
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-May
Caring Makes a Difference: Responding to Prejudice, Genocide, and The Holocaust: A K-8 Curriculum.
Margolis, Peppy; And Others
The goal of this teaching guide is to help students develop a positive self-image, behave as responsible individuals, and accept differences in order to have the tools to challenge the forms of prejudice and discrimination that confront society. The Holocaust and continuing genocides are prejudice in its most extreme form. The Holocaust raises the most serious questions and concerns about the nature of human behavior; the role of the perpetrator; the bystander; and the victim. The goals of the lessons and activities are to raise the level of awareness, critical thinking skills, and problem solving techniques through dilemmas, readings, and discussions. Teachers can decide which lessons to use based on the level of maturity of the students. The guide consists of lesson plans and activities, professional resource materials, and suggested resources for obtaining additional materials. The units are developed by grade levels and topics and include: (1) Grades K-2: "Learning How to Be Friends"; (2) Grades 3-4: "Communities Are People"; (3) Grades 5-6: "People Are People"; and (4) Grades 7-8: "Choosing to Make a Better World." (EH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Brookdale Community Coll., Lincroft, NJ. Center for Holocaust Studies.