No Way Out Standards
Applicable State or District Standards / Student Objectives:
Reading and Writing:
- Students read and understand a variety of materials.
- Students write and speak for a variety of purposes and audiences.
- Students apply thinking skills to their reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing.
- Students read to locate, select and make use of relevant information from a variety of media, reference and technological sources.
- Students read and recognize literature as a record of human experience.
- Students understand the chronological organization of history and know how to organize events and people into major eras to identify and explain historical relationships.
- Students understand how to use the processes and resources of historical inquiry.
- Students understand that societies are diverse and have changed over time.
- Students understand how science, technology and economic activity have developed, changed and affected societies throughout history.
- Students understand political institutions and theories that have developed and changed over time.
- Students understand how economic, political, cultural and social processes interact to shape patterns of human populations, interdependence, cooperation and conflict.
- Students apply knowledge of people, places and environments to understand the past and present and to plan for the future.
Student Learning Objectives:
- Early warning signs and stages of Genocide: (Identification and Isolation)
- Definition of the Holocaust, and the rise of Hitler and Nazi ideology
- German Jewish life during the Nazi Regime
- Geography and demographics of Nazi Germany
- Events and legislation in Nazi Germany
- Emigration, Immigration, Expropriation, “Aryanization”
- Collapse of democracy, role of censorship and the loss of individual freedom in Nazi Germany
- Role and response of the German population, other nations and institutions
- Difficult decisions and dilemmas during the Holocaust
- Universal lessons of the Holocaust such as: prejudice and racism, peer pressure, indifference, personal and institutional greed, totalitarianism, obedience, propaganda, use and abuse of power, civil rights and responsibility
- Importance of primary sources as historical documentation