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ERIC Number: ED410559
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Teaching the Holocaust in the High School English Class.
Budd, Kelly; Alexander, Jayne
Two ninth-grade English teachers developed a unit of study on the Holocaust that is rooted in an understanding of the concepts and consequences of indifference and prejudice. Activities in the unit of study use a variety of communication skills. Because the teachers have found that journal writing is an effective tool for reflection and a source of dialogue, students are required to keep a journal throughout the year. Topics of study in the unit are indifference, stereotyping, prejudice, and Elie Wiesel's book "Night." Appendixes contain discussion questions based on quotes by Pastor Niemoeller and John Donne; a reading selection on stereotypes and choices; a brief history of anti-semitism; a poem; questions based on Wiesel's "Night"; a choral reading sample; a response to Executive Order 9066: All Americans of Japanese Descent Must Report to Relocation Centers; Report to survivor testimonials; and a list of books and supplemental activities. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A