Holocaust Unit

8th grade GT Introduction

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Station 1: Jews in Prewar Germany

Visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum online learning site for students: www.ushmm.org/outreach/en/. Peruse the articles and information about “Jews in Prewar Germany.”


Complete questions.

Station 2: Nazi Camp System

Visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum online learning site for students: www.ushmm.org/outreach/en/. Peruse the articles and information about “Nazi Camp Systems.”

1) Complete the Venn diagram below to compare and contrast concentration and extermination camps. Include at least three meaningful statements for each of the three sections of the diagram.

Station 3: Terezin Ghetto Artwork

Visit the World ORT online art collection: http://art.holocaust-education.net/explore.asp?langid=1& submenu=205&resultpage=1. Peruse the artwork and information about the “Terezin Ghetto.”


Answer question.

Station 4: Heroes from the Holocaust

Watch both of these videos to answer the questions in your packet.


Video #1

Video #2

Answer questions.

Station 5: Internment Camps

In Remember World War II: Kids Who Survived Tell Their Stories by Albright and Nicholson, read the story from Allan Hida (pages 46-50). Be sure to read the introduction to his account.(Get book from the book table.)


Answer questions.

Station 6: Propaganda

Visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum online propaganda gallery: http://www.ushmm.org/propaganda/exhibit.html#/gallery/. Peruse the gallery and select one piece of propaganda that intrigues you to answer the following questions.

Station 7: Path to War

In World War II by Willmott, Messenger, and Cross, skim and scan chapter 1: The Path to War (pages 10-34). (Book is on the book table.)

1) In the chart, explain how each of the factors listed contributed to the inception of World War II.

Station 8: War in the Pacific

As you view the video clip about the war in the Pacific, peruse World War II: The Events and Their Impact on Real People by Grant for more information about the role of Japan in World War II (pages 68-73). (Book is on the book table.) Answer questions.

Station 9: Hiroshima and the Atom Bomb

In Hiroshima: The Story of the First Atom Bomb by Lawton, skim and scan the book with special attention to “Making the Decision (pages 20-21). (Book is on the book table.)


Answer questions.

Station 10: Survivors: True Stories of Children in the Holocaust

Children Book Review: Survivors: True Stories of Children in the Holocaust by Allan Zullo, Mara B...

Station 11: Summer of My German Soldier

Watch the trailer below for Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene and answer questions.
Summer of My German Soldier, by Bette Greene (MPL Book Trailer #101)

Station 12: Four Perfect Pebbles

Go to the website for Four Perfect Pebbles at http://www.fourperfectpebbles.com/ As you are looking through the different tabs make sure and listen to the song that was created after a song writer read the book.


Answer the questions.

Station 13: Anne Frank Remembered

Station 14: Waiting for Anya

Read the summary and excerpt for Waiting for Anya.

http://clubs-kids.scholastic.co.uk/products/13342

Station 15: Hidden Like Anne Frank

Listen to the stories of children who had to hide like Anne Frank did. http://www.hiddenlikeannefrank.com/index.php#/kaart


Answer questions.

Station 16: Finding Hope in Japanese Internment Camps

Read Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki (picture book). (Book is on book table.)


Answer questions.

Station 17: Meet Bette Green

Watch the interview with Bette Green (2:04): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTcPMjI57dU&feature=youtu.be


Answer questions.

Bette Greene, American Classic Novelist.