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The Holocaust in Perspective Teacher Manual Course Objectives

HOLOCAUST EDUCATION LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL

After completing this unit, the learner will be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of studying the Holocaust.
  2. Discuss how the Holocaust is different from other acts of genocide.
  3. Describe how the Nazis were able to come to power in Germany.
  4. Describe how the Nazi’s attempted to create a super race.
  5. Create an illustrated time line of Jewish history and explain the Diaspora.
  6. Describe the anti-Semitic views of Hitler and the Nazi Party and their rise to power in the 1920’s and 1930’s.
  7. Discuss the anti-Semitic violence and discrimination in Nazi Germany that led up to the Holocaust.
  8. Describe the horrible conditions under which people lived in ghettos during the Holocaust.
  9. Explain how Nazi hatred of Jews led to the construction of death camps, concentration camps, and slave labor camps.
  10. Discuss the fate of Jewish children during the Holocaust.
  11. Explain how some Jewish children managed to survive the Holocaust.
  12. Describe how non-Jews in Nazi occupied Europe helped Jews during the Holocaust.
  13. Describe the World reaction and Allied Powers’ response to the Holocaust during
    World War II
  14. Identify other victims of Nazi horrors during World War II.
  15. Describe how the Allied Powers attempted to punish those responsible for crimes committed during the Holocaust.