Teacher Lesson Plan
Holocaust Remembrance Day
Middle School and High School
While viewing the Holocaust Remembrance Day Web
site, students will:
- Identify definitions of terms associated with the Holocaust.
- Sequence major events of the Holocaust.
- Write journal responses to personal survivor stories.
- Summarize major events leading to the rise of the Nazis in Germany.
- Prior to viewing, ask students to discuss what they know about the
Holocaust. Ask them what they want to know and why they think the Holocaust
may be an important event in history worthy of remembering.
- Ask students to view the interactive presentation, beginning with
the introduction. Have students read all of the text, and view all
of the different media and web selections available. Then have them
complete the journal question that goes along with the section. After
completing their journal response, they can move on to the next section.
(**Please see important note below.)
- After the Genocide Today section, students can navigate to the
Follow-up Activities. There they will create a timeline and match terms
**IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING JOURNAL QUESTIONS
The Holocaust Remembrance Day interactive Web site
contains journal response questions for each section. Students can write
their responses online where they will be temporarily saved.
Once completed, they have the option of printing them or e-mailing them
Students do not have to print or
e-mail each entry separately; they will be temporarily saved to a main
page containing all of their responses. Time permitting, they can complete
all of the journal entries before printing or e-mailing them. They must
print or e-mail their entries before leaving the site, however (see
The student must print or e-mail their responses before
they close the browser window containing the Holocaust Remembrance
Day Web site. Once they have closed the site window, all journal entries
are permanently erased.
Students will see messages alerting them to this
necessity each time they close or save the journal entry page. They
will not see an alert when they close the browser window containing
the interactive Web site.
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