This is the first week in a 12-week class on Understanding the Holocaust. It focuses on the need to remember the Holocaust. We start by looking at 12 million down to each individual. The movie The Devil's Arthimatic and the textbook Images from the Holocaust: A Literature Antholoy are both used.
So glad to see someone has addressed "why" it's important to remember this. My students have difficulty understanding why they should care about something that happened long ago to people they don't know. This helps.
I have taught high school since 2000. My areas of teaching include:
9th Grade English
10th Grade English
12th Grade English
Understanding the Holocaust
AP European History