USF's WebQuest 

WebQuest Title: The Holocaust: A Webquest
Author:     Donna Thomas

Student's Assignment


The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. "Holocaust" is a word of Greek origin meaning "sacrifice by fire." The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were "racially superior" and that the Jews, deemed "inferior," were "life unworthy of life."

Children were especially vulnerable victims of the Nazis. It is estimated that over one million children were murdered under Nazi rule in Germany and occupied Europe.  Jewish children were among the first victims when the Germans and their collaborators sought to destroy a Jewish community by shooting the inhabitants or deporting them to an extermination camp.

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Your task for this webquest is to put yourself in the shoes of a child during the holocaust. What would you do? How would you feel? What could you do to survive? you will be doing research into the lives of these persecuted children. You will be given lab time to do your research.  You will also be given many web resources but are encouraged to do your own research as well. you will then present your findings using power point to the class. 


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  1. you will use the following links to do  research for your power point presentation.

  2. All work should be kept for use in final paper. (See Conclusion)

  3. your presentation should include the following:



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You will be graded according to the following rubric. worth 80 pts - You will also be required to do a self-evaluation following the same rubric. You will also be writing a final paper worth 20 points.. (See Conclusion)


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You have completed the webquest.  You have become more aware of the people, places, and events of the holocaust.  You will now reflect on the following questions:

Your final paper should be in essay form.  Your essay should be at least two pages in length and be typed in Ms word.

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