Holocaust

The Holocaust was a horrible time in world history. In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will teach you what the Holocaust was, when it happened, and some of the forces that led up to it. You’ll find out who Hitler was, what his Nazi party promised, and how he rose to power. You’ll also learn what genocide is, and what the Jews were blamed for. Plus, you’ll find out a little about the history of anti-Semitism in Europe and why it was legal and even encouraged to harass Jews. Find out what Kristallnacht means as well as what happened at concentration camps. It’s sad, but talking about it is a good way to make sure that it never happens again!

Anne Frank Lesson Plan: Write a Diary Entry

NOTE TO EDUCATORS: The movie featured in this lesson plan summarizes one person's experience of the Holocaust, the murder of millions of European Jewish people during World War II. Due to the difficult nature of this topic, consider previewing the movie before showing it to the class.

In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 6-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about Anne Frank and her courageous story of hiding during one of the most tragic times in history, the Holocaust. They’ll learn about the Holocaust, who perpetrated it, and how some people tried to escape. They’ll also watch an interview with Miep and Jan Gies, a couple who risked their lives to help hide the Frank family and others. The lesson culminates in students writing a diary entry from the point of view of Miep or Jan Gies. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Holocaust Lesson Plan: Analyze a Primary Source

NOTE TO EDUCATORS: The BrainPOP movie featured in this lesson plan (Holocaust) describes the systematic murder of six million Jews during the Holocaust. Some students may find it difficult to watch. Consider previewing the movie before showing it to the class.

In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 6-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about one of the most tragic times in history, the  Holocaust. They’ll learn about Hitler, what his Nazi party promised, and how he rose to power. They’ll also learn a little about the history of anti-Semitism in Europe. Applying what they learn, students will analyze primary source photographs showing the liberation of concentration camps near the end of World War II. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Elie Wiesel Lesson Plan: Produce a Mini Documentary

NOTE TO EDUCATORS: The movie featured in this lesson plan (Elie Wiesel) includes descriptions of the suffering endured by millions during the Holocaust, the systemic murder of European Jews during WWII. Due to the sensitivity of this topic, consider previewing the movie before showing it to the class.

In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about the life and work of Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel-- activist, author, and Nobel Peace Prize winner. They’ll discover how his guilt and despair after liberation led to his determination to educate new generations about the Holocaust, and to stop other genocides around the world. Applying what they learn, students will use BrainPOP’s Make-a-Movie tool to produce a mini documentary about Wiesel’s life.   This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

World History Lesson Plan: Uncovering Essential Questions

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 5-12, students select a world history topic and study it through the lens of an essential question. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »
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