Before the Movie

What do you know about Holocaust? (Tap prior knowledge)

What do you hope to learn about the Holocaust? (Set goals)

During the Movie (Pause Points)

Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:

Timecode 1:43: How did the Nazis rise to power?  (Identify cause/effect)

Timecode 4:20: What were the Nuremberg Laws and how did they affect lives of Jews and other German citizens? (Recall; Identify cause/effect)

Timecode 5:40: Why do you think countries around the world turned away Jews from entering despite being sympathetic to their plight? (Draw conclusion)

Timecode 7:27: How can you tell the world did not know about the concentration camps until after the Allies won the war? How do you think they were kept a secret?  (Make inferences)


After the Movie

Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the Mindfulness topic. (Make connections)

Why do you think genocides still happen today despite the efforts of the United Nations to prevent future Holocausts? (Draw conclusions)



BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Holocaust Topic Page to your class. Then show the movie once through without pausing.  Watch it again, this time using the discussion prompts.


*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.