This PowerPoint features a series of discussion questions to accompany a reading of Eve Bunting's "Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust." It is helpful to use after students have a foundational understanding of the Holocaust. The lesson includes before, during, and after reading questions that can be answered in writing, in groups, or just for class discussion. Questions focus on drawing parallels between the allegory and the actual events and figures in the Holocaust, analyzing theme, and audience.
This is a great one-day lesson to include during a Holocaust unit as it gives a different perspective intended for a much different audience, but requires students to critically think about a seemingly simple allegory.