Subject: Social Studies
Grade Levels: 6 through 12
Sunshine State Standards:
- To examine the Holocaust from a chronological perspective.
- To make connections between Holocaust events and contemporaneous events in the world.
- To enable students to acquire a frame of reference for comparing their reading with actual events during the time of the Holocaust.
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- Grades 6-8
- SS.A.1.3.1, 1.3.3
- Grades 9-12
- SS.A.1.4.4, 3.4.9
- Poster board
- Printouts of photos from this Teacher's Guide
As a continuing project during the course of a Holocaust unit, students construct a timeline of major events. Events could be added to the timeline as they are discussed in class. Photographs printed out from this Teacher's Guide may also be added. Some students may wish to add quotations from persons responding to the events which took place around them.
Students create parallel timelines on the same poster. The timeline across the top of the poster should record Holocaust events as above. Underneath, the student constructs parallel timelines on one or more of the following:
Students should look for and attempt to explain events from the various timelines that coincide.
- The War and major political events
- Inventions and discoveries
- People, arts, theater, music, film, and sports
- The student's family history of that period
This assignment may be assessed on the accuracy and relevancy of the information included on the timeline. The teacher may set guidelines for the quantity of events, photos, etc. to be included. Alternatively, you may wish to have students write their own evaluations of what they have learned by examining the order and contemporaneity of events on their timelines.
A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
Produced by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology,
College of Education, University of South Florida © 2005.