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Understanding the Holocaust Using a Picture Book

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This is the type of lesson students will remember forever. It has worked well for every teacher that has tried it.

As students enter the classroom, they will receive an index card with a picture of a bird, squirrel, rabbit, porcupine, frog, or fish. Students will be grouped by the animal they chose.

Teacher will read "Terrible Things" (an allegory about the Holocaust) and students will react as their animal. After the teacher is finished reading the story, students will read the poem "First They Came for the Jews." Students will be amazed when they make the connection.

Finally students will create a skit in which they teach the lesson in a modern way. File includes detailed lesson plan, story graphic organizer, skit planning graphic organizer, comparing and contrasting graphic organizer (poem and story), and pictures of animals.


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On  January 8, 2014Tiffany Hartfield (TpT Seller) said:
Loved using this with my tough inner-city 8th graders. Made them smile as they easily made the connection from the story to what we'd studied, and opened up a great conversation as we learned about the Holocaust!
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I was not familiar with this book before buying the activity, but it's now one of my favorites!
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This activity made the students stop and think!! I love it and their reactions. The perfect teachable moment!
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good lesson for 8th grade/Anne Frank
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I ended up tweaking the lesson, but it went over very well in my 8th grade classes.
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On  February 6, 2013Dream Weaver (TpT Seller) said:
This is an awesome activity. I am using it with my 8th graders. They have never had an experience with the holocaust so this is a perfect way to expose them to it.
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Excellent analogy for the Holocaust.
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Great connection to the subject. We did this activity before reading Night
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On  May 19, 2012Teacher Thompson (TpT Seller) said:
Used in my 6th grade Language arts classes as an initial introduction before starting a Holocaust novel -- GREAT resource!
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I used a modified form of your lesson with a 6th grade class and 4 8th grade classes. I wish I'd had it BEFORE we started our Holocaust unit, but it was effective toward the end also.
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On  February 1, 2012Makarioslisa (TpT Seller) said:
I didn't see where to put the stops you speak of in the activity organizer, but I have been able to make some simple adjustments and will be using this as an intro activity to the novel "Anne Frank."
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This activity allowed my students to working in literature circles and discuss the concepts and story surrounding the Holocaust.
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This was a great assignment that allowed my students to make connections and ask high level questions.
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I have used this book for years. I absolutely love this activity. I can't wait to use it with my students.
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Understanding the Holocaust Using a Picture Book
Understanding the Holocaust Using a Picture Book
Understanding the Holocaust Using a Picture Book
Understanding the Holocaust Using a Picture Book