USF's WebQuest 

Title:          The Holocaust...What Happened?

Author:     Tracey Burns       

Date:       3/20/05

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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 Day 8 Lesson Student's Web Quest Conclusion

Unit Summary:
    Goals/Objectives:

  1. Students will be able to explain the meaning of the Holocaust.
  2. Students will develop meaning and associations with the key terms relating to the Holocaust.
  3. Students will sequence the major events of WWII.
  4. Students will analyze the causes & effects of the Holocaust.
  5. Students will examine different perspectives on how people viewed/experienced the Holocaust.

   NCSS Theme: TIME, CONTINUITY, AND CHANGE -

A.        demonstrate an understanding that different people may describe the same event or situation in diverse ways, citing reasons for the differences in views;

B.         demonstrate an ability to use correctly vocabulary associated with time such as past, present, future, and long ago; read and construct simple timelines; identify examples of change; and, recognize examples of cause and effect relationships;

C.        compare and contrast different stories or accounts about past events, people, places, or situations, identifying how they contribute to our understanding of the past;

D.        identify and use various sources for reconstructing the past, such as documents, letters, diaries, maps, textbooks, photos, and others;

E.         demonstrate an understanding that people in different times and places view the world differently;

F.         use knowledge of facts and concepts, drawn from history, along with elements of historical inquiry, to inform decision-making about and action taking on public issues.


   
Days: 8 days
    Content: 
This unit is designed to introduce students to World War II and the Holocaust.  Students will examine the timeline of events that took place in and around Germany.  In addition, they will study the defining moments of the Holocaust and look at the events from different points of view.
    Methods:
Lecture, Silent Reading, Group Work, Writing Activities, Discussion groups, Vocabulary development, Peer Editing

WebQuest  Summary:

    Goals/Objectives:

  1. Students will analyze the major events of the Holocaust
  2. Students will examine different perspectives on how people viewed/experienced the Holocaust
  3. Students will gain experience writing newspaper style articles

    Days: 1-2 days
    Content: 
This webquest is designed for students to explore the Holocaust.  They will take various roles and looks at the different events from those perspectives.  In addition, they will get practice writing articles, doing research and peer editing.
    Methods:
  Group work,   Research skills, Writing activities, Peer editing       

Teachers Resources

Unit Information:
    

Background Resources

Web-based Subject Matter Content

    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum   www.ushmm.org

The History Place  www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/timeline/ww2time.htm
Holocaust Survivors  http://www.holocaustsurvivors.org/
 Remember.org  www.remember.org
Anne Frank Museum Amsterdam www.annefrank.nl
Jewish Foundation for the Righteous  http://www.jfr.org/ 

Web Pedagogy Content
A WebQuest on WebQuest http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/webwebquestma.html
  A Rubric for WebQuest http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/webquestrubric.html
 
 

 Other Resources
  An Introduction to the Holocaust for the Young Reader - available through Queensborough Community College - Holocaust Resource Center
Children Remember the Holocaust - video available through Queensborough Community College
  The Wave - video
 


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 K-W-L Overhead Transparency
Vocabulary Development Word Maps for Holocaust vocabulary Overhead Transparency
Lecture Introduction to the Holocaust PowerPoint Presentation
     

 


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Lesson Plan Outline

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

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Bellringer Read Aloud - testimonial of Holocaust Survivor  Testimonials
Writing Journal Writing Journal
Lecture  Important holocaust events - timeline PowerPoint Presentation
Silent Reading An Introduction to the Holocaust for the Young Reader packet
     

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 Watch video - Children Remember the Holocaust Video
Group Discussion After video students break into groups to discuss video  
     

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)
Bellringer Read Aloud - The Lily Cupboard Picture book
Silent Reading Silent Reading - Testimonials of Survivors Testimonials
     
     

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)
Group Presentations Book Report - Students will get into groups based on books that they read for the Holocaust. Book Report
Group Activity Webquest Computer Lab
     

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)
Group Activity Webquest Computer Lab
     

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)
Video The Wave - this is a great conclusion to the study of the Holocaust. Video
Discussion Students will get into small groups and discuss the emotions they felt when watching the video  

Day 8    Back to Top
Lesson Plan Outline

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

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Field Trip As a culmination of the study of the Holocaust, students will have the opportunity to take a tour of the Florida Holocaust Museum located in St. Pete  
 

 

Conclusion: Upon completion of this Holocaust unit, students will have a very clear understanding of the events that lead up to the Holocaust, the events that took place during the Holocaust, and the consequences of this horrific time in history.  Students will also have gained computer skills, research finding skills, and presentation skills as they work through the webquest and other activities.

Credits/References:

See above websites for references.

 

 

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