ELA – HIGH SCHOOL – GRADE 11 CURRICULUM RESOURCES
In English III, there are two text sets available for teachers to choose to utilize in their classrooms to teach about the Holocaust. In each of these documents, teachers will find detailed, standards-based lessons provided that they can choose for their students. Teachers can decide which lessons and culminating activities to use to best fit the needs of their students, so a wide range of lessons and texts are available. Teachers may also choose to use their own materials to teach about the Holocaust.
Each text set has lessons arranged in four categories that follow a loose chronological order of events in the Holocaust: Understanding Identity and Culture, Rise of the Nazis, Life under Nazi Occupation, and Liberation, Survival, Justice, and Legacy.
The recommended text set for English III teachers to choose is the “Franz Goldberger Letters”, a part of the Americans and the Holocaust exhibit from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The letters include a persuasive plea from Franz Goldberger, an Austrian Jew, to persuade strangers in America to help him emigrate to the United States. The Americans who made a choice to help him showcase what lessons can be learned from the choices that individuals, institutions, and governments made during the Holocaust. These letters are available on the online exhibit and in a PDF format.
You can access the curriculum resources below by turning the pages in the flipbook or downloading it.