ELA – HIGH SCHOOL – GRADE 9 CURRICULUM RESOURCES
In English I, 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 I teachers to choose is “The Hangman”, which is a poem by Maurice Ogden. It addresses bystanders during the Holocaust and the need for us to stand up to injustice when we see it and includes a study in what factors influenced individuals and groups in the roles that they played in the Holocaust. This poem is available on the internet.
You can access the curriculum resources below by turning the pages in the flipbook or downloading it.