Subject: Social Studies

Grade Levels: 6 through 12


Sunshine State Standards: View all Sunshine State Standards


  1. Poster board
  2. Markers
  3. Yarn
  4. Printouts of photos from this Teacher's Guide
  5. Paper
  6. Pencils
  7. Rulers


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.


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.

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