Glogster Research Project – This Product includes nearly 100 sources related to 40 WWII-specific topics. Additionally, you are provided 40 topic cards (organized with tips for including key information and a list of at least 3 reference sources – book, encyclopedia, and website), students print-out to record notes during presentations, student directions and a rubric, and 40 topic summary cards. The information gathered in student research is organized within a poster (using Glogster)
WWII Connect 4 Game – Coordinates well with the Glogster Research Project Kit. With this game, students recall information learned from 40 WWII and Holocaust specific topics. This product includes 2 sets of team cards, 40 game play cards, student note print-out, and answer cards.
Primary and Secondary Source Activities – This product includes over 50 sources connected to WWII and The Holocaust which can be used individually or in rotation sets. Package includes pointers for arranging and organizing several lessons.
Pre-Reading Activity – NOTE: I used this activity for a Compass Evaluation and received a Highly Effective rating as a result.
Though this lesson was designed to coordinate with Four Perfect Pebbles, it works as a great introduction to any unit on the Holocaust.
In this activity, students rotate to 4 stations in which they will obtain background knowledge on 5 key concepts necessary for understanding the events and people of the Holocaust. Concepts are: background on Concentration Camps (done as a whole-group), Hitler’s Rise to Power, Anne Frank, a veteran’s accounts of liberating Bergen-Belsen, and a survivor’s accounts of death trains). After absorbing the information provided, students select a higher order thinking question slip at random (each station has 4 HOT questions which allow students to respond to the information on a deeper, more meaningful way). Reflection slips are glued to a response sheet and discussed as a group though responses are individual.
Propaganda Activity – This product includes 80 various printable examples of propaganda during WWII (Nazi and U.S.), 2 articles each of which include quizzes and reflection questions. These sources are used in a four separate stations which focus on the analysis of wartime persuasion techniques (quiz, rhetoric triangles, or written reflection)
Psychological Studies Activity – Students delve into reasons why the Holocaust (or any genocide) occurred through a study into psychological studies and theories. This product includes an article on The Milgram Experiments, a video on the Stafford Prison Study, real accounts of Upstanders and Bystanders during Nazi Persecution, and an personal reflective article on other psychological findings that drive positive and negative behavior. Activities for these stations include group discussions, a quiz, organized note taking, and writing prompts.
Genocide Infographic Activity – Students are assigned 1 of 12 genocides (historical or present-day). Sources are provided for research, with which students will design an infographic awareness poster using a user-friendly online program
8 page test (19 multiple choice & 1 constructed response) + student answer sheets - All questions are Common Core aligned with plenty of textual evidence. (multiple choice answer key included)
BONUS ITEMS: Quotes on indifference (great to use an a simple enrichment activity in which students design awareness posters)
ADDITIONAL BONUS ITEMS:
Daily Objective and Agenda Flip Chart Posters (37 pages)
74 Group Markers with Directions (148 pages)