Six million Jewish men, women, and children were systematically killed during the Holocaust.
For many students, that number is too large to fathom. And while we focus on the individual lives and stories of those who perished, sometimes it's helpful to give students a visual example of the SCOPE of this unforgettable tragedy.
This activity involves internet research and simple math formulas to show more tangible examples of the number six million. I have adapted it from a Scholastic activity using my own new questions.
A short math/art project can also be used after the completion of this resource.
I incorporate this learning experience during my students' reading of "The Diary of Anne Frank" play and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.