This interactive, creative project originated when I realized that I only had two weeks to cover the Holocaust. This deeply tragic event is so complex that an historian could spend a lifetime studying it! And every year my students have SO MANY questions about the Holocaust because they're genuinely interested-yet we cannot cover everything. So this year I created this project and for two straight days, my students were engaged from the beginning of the period to the end.
This project is driven by an essential question that each student creates about their chosen topic. Armed with their EQ, students will spend time researching their topic using credible sources. They will compile detailed facts and ultimately answer their own EQ. And the finished projects turned out beautifully thanks to Canva! Canva is a free graphic design tool.
Check out this link to see a student sample.
This project is best used to after you have introduced the Holocaust so that students are familiar with the subject.
- Suggested Lesson Plans
- Student Instructions
- Canva Detailed Student Directions
- Simple rubric
- Printed out copies of all included resources
- Computers or method for researching
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