ERIC Number: EJ944166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
Instructional Approaches in Teaching the Holocaust
Lindquist, David H.
American Secondary Education, v39 n3 p117-128 Sum 2011
Holocaust education requires teachers to carefully determine which instructional approaches ensure effective teaching of the subject while avoiding potential difficulties. The article identifies several complicating factors that must be considered when making pedagogical decisions. It then examines five methodological approaches that can be used to teach the Holocaust to middle and high school students: (a) primary sources, (b) film, (c) interdisciplinary units, (d) the Internet, and (e) survivor testimony. It also explains why simulations are inappropriate for studying the Holocaust.
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, High School Students, Teaching Methods, Internet, Films, Interdisciplinary Approach, Primary Sources, Victims, Personal Narratives, History Instruction, World History, Oral History, Jews, War, Death, Middle School Students, Curriculum Development
Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Education. 229 Dwight Schar Building, 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805. Tel: 419-289-5273; Web site: http://www.ashland.edu/ase
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A