Subject: Social Studies/English/Literature
Grade Levels: 9 through 12
- Develop awareness for the forgotten women of the Holocaust
- To explore emotional anguish of the unknown
- To research gender oppression in Nazi Germany
- Identify patriarchy and Fascist policies in the "Fatherland"
- To make connections between women authors and victims
Sunshine State Standards:
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- Grades 9 - 12
- LA.E.2.4.5, 1.4.5
- SS.A. 1.4.3, 3.4.9, 5.4.5
Divide classroom into groups or teams, have each group research topics using the Web sites listed below under Resources.
Parcel out this list according to number of groups:
- Ways of interconnections
- Patriarchal fathers as individual tyrants
- Patriarchal family structures
- Patriarchal social institutions
- Facism in general
- National Socialism in particular
- Gender relations
- Women's lives
- Have groups give a preliminary report on their findings from the Internet and other resources.
- Help them focus on their subject area: e.g. for war look at the subtext of violence and specific gradations of violence; the bittersweet power of paternal authority versus the overt violence of war.
- Have each group formulate questions for another group about topics on their list.
- Exchange questions among groups.
- Have teams organize their presentations addressing issues from their group and the contributing group.
- Teams will present to the class.
- Have students write an essay discussing an issue they feel passionate about.
Authors: (suggestions) Eva Zeller, Carola Stern, Elisabeth Reichart, Bridgette Schwaiger, Ruth Rehmann, Christa Wolf, Luise Rinser, Ingeborg Drewitz, Barbara Bronnen, and Monica Kohler.Assessment:
A 1998 review by Julia M. Klein written for The Philadelphia Inquirer of Women in the Holocaust, edited by Dalia Ofer and Lenore J. Weitzman. The book contains a series of essays about women in ghettos, camps, and various resistance movements.
"...tell him that I..." Women writing the Holocaust by Catherina A. Bernard. This site traces the voices of women throughout the Holocaust narratives in searching whether and why theses voices have been marginalized. Bernard looks at three examples of Holocaust memoirs written by women: Lucille E, Anne Frank, and Charlotte Saloman.
The quality of the student's work can be assessed by:
Peer and/or teacher review.
A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
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