These activities have been developed for teachers to use as a guide. Our intent is to give teachers a framework to follow for use in a Holocaust unit of study. The philosophy behind these activities is based on constructivist pedagogy, brain-based learning and the awareness of the theory of multiple intelligences. We hope teachers will use them and build on them to fit the needs of students, taking into account their age, maturity, and ability levels. We strongly urge teachers to read and reread the Guidelines for Teaching the Holocaust published by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum before designing activities or using the ones we offer in A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust. The suggestions and cautions the Holocaust Museum offers are important and invaluable in delivering Holocaust instruction. The sensitivity of the subject matter requires careful consideration when designing curriculum and guiding students in presentations and research.

The student activities in this guide have been divided into three sections by suggested grade level. Nonetheless, teachers should carefully consider the appropriateness of any activity for their particular classes rather than depending entirely upon the grade level suggestion of the lesson plan author.

ACTIVITY Elementary lesson plans.

ACTIVITY Middle school lesson plans.

ACTIVITY High school lesson plans.

A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
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