The Holocaust lessons were created to help students learn about the Holocaust from the testimonies of Holocaust survivors. Holocaust survivors discuss the determination that was required to survive under the horrid conditions. They discuss the gas chambers, the starvation, and illness, and waking up with a corpse next to them. Some people would go to the wire (the fence), intentionally to be shot. The story of sisters being reunited, only briefly, is told.The goal of this lesson is to focus on the Holocaust experiences of South Carolinians to personalize the experience for students.
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7, 10, 11
None need, but computers with internet access and presentation software will aid students in completion of the lesson progression.
Handout 8A: Rescuers; Handout 8B: Leo Finds a Safe Haven; Handout 8C: Francine In Hiding
- 7-4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the causes and effects of world conflicts in the first half of the twentieth century.
- The influence of both world wars and the worldwide Great Depression are still evident. To understand the effects these events had on the modern world, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indicators:
- WG-4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of culture, the patterns of culture, and cultural change.
- There are many diverse expressions of culture in the world. To be open and responsive to new and diverse cultural perspectives, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indicators:
- USHC-7 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the impact of World War II on the United States and the nations subsequent role in the world.
- USHC-7.0 In defense of democracy, a government may need to confront aggression and ask its citizens for sacrifice in wars and providing foreign aid that, in turn, affects the practice of democracy at home. To make informed political decisions about whe...