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This activity is designed to allow students to write a five paragraph essay about the Dachau Concentration Camp and the Holocaust in general. Students will use the following websites to gather information about Dachau:
Each website has information on Dachau or the liberation of Dachau by American soldiers on April 29, 1945. The student handout will guide students through a five paragraph essay on Dachau.
Each paragraph will focus on a different topic such as:
History of Dachau
Liberation of Dachau
Major buildings and locations within in Dachau
The assignment uses creative writing by allowing the students to take the role of an American soldier writing a report on Dachau for the Stars and Stripes newspaper. A grading rubric is included for the teacher.
This assignment works even better in classroom when combined with the following other lesson plans on Dachau: