Objective: Chapters I through IV Many students have previous knowledge about the Holocaust and Nazi Germany. As an introduction--and a means of providing context for students--this lesson asks students to share and exchange information and questions before engaging with the text. It will also provide students with an opportunity to compare knowledge and debate the differences in their understanding.
1) 1. Individual: In their journals, ask each student to write a list of all the details they know about the Holocaust and Nazi concentration camps. They may pull from lessons learned in school, from people they know, from films or books, or any other source.
2. Groups: After students have had enough time to compile their lists, divide the class into groups of three or four. Have the students compare their lists. Encourage them to ask questions of each other for clarification and to discuss any discrepancies that may arise...
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