USF's WebQuest 

Title: Children and The Holocaust

Author:  Ms. Thomas       

Date: April 11, 2005

Dear Colleague:

The unit will add to the students understanding of the Holocaust during World War II.  The unit will concentrate on life in a concentration camp, the role of children, and the global impact of this terrible event.  The unit will be taught through lecture, a power point presentation, and a webquest.  The students will have access to many different types of resources.

Teacher's Page

Unit Summary Teacher's Resources Day 1 Lesson Day 2 Lesson
Day 3 Lesson Day 4 Lesson Day 5 Lesson Day 6 Lesson
Day 7 Lesson Conclusion Student's Web Quest  

                  

Unit Summary:
    Goals/Objectives: 

            1.  Students will understand the social impact of the Holocaust on the world.

            2.  Students will understand the complexity of the Holocaust from the perspective of the perpetrators

                 and the victims.                            

  3.  Students will develop an understanding of the ramifications of prejudice, racism, and stereotyping

        in any society.

    NCSS:


   
Days: 

        7 days (60 minute)


    Content:

        The focus of the unit will be on the importance of the Holocaust and how it could happen.


    Methods:

        This unit will be taught using lecture and a power point presentation, group discussions and tasks, and a webquest.

WebQuest  Summary:
    Goals/Objectives:

        1.  Students will understand the reasons for the Holocaust and the reactions of the world.

        2.  Students will learn what is was like to be Jewish during this period of History.


    Days:

        2 Days (60 minutes)


    Content:

        Students will use knowledge gained through the lesson and resources provided to complete the webquest.


    Methods:          

        Students will utilize internet research and readings to come develop a clear personal look at the Holocaust

Teachers Resources

Unit Information:
    

Background Resources

Web-based Subject Matter Content

The Holocaust

Anne Frank

Teaching the Holocaust
Holocaust for Teachers
Survivors
Concentration Camps

Florida Holocaust Museum

Other Resources

Workshop

Teaching with the Internet

Webquests


Unit Lesson Sequence
 


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Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Attention Getter Introduction to the Holocaust Power Point Presentation
        
Lecture Holocaust-Who it effected Pictures
        
Discussion Life as a Jew  
     
     

 


Day 2    Back to Top
Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Guided Lecture If I were a Jewish child during the Holocaust

Discuss Anne Frank

Power Point

Website

     
Jigsaw Looking at the Holocaust from different perspectives. Handouts/Textbook
     
Class Discussion Discuss their findings and feelings about the Holocaust.  
     
     

Day 3    Back to Top
Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Video Clips Visuals of the actual events.  Putting faces on the Holocaust Video Clips
     
Discussion Why did this happen?

What could have been done to stop it?

Website
     
Journal Writing Life as a child during the Holocaust  
     
     

Day 4    Back to Top
Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
     
Guided Lecture Concentration Camps Handouts

Website

     
     
     
Journal Writing Life in a concentration camp  
     

Day 5    Back to Top
Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
  Webquest Children and the Holocaust Webquest
     
     
     
     
     
     

Day 6    Back to Top
Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
  Webquest Children and the Holocaust Webquest
     
     
     
     
     
     

Day 7    Back to Top
 

Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Presentation Student Presentations on their role in the Holocaust  
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

Conclusion:

After the lesson on the Holocaust students will understand the historical importance of this event.  They will be able to describe the key events of the holocaust and be able to describe life in a concentration camp.  Students will be able to empathize with groups of people who are persecuted by society.  This lesson should serve to teach the students how to be global thinkers.

Credits/References:

 

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