A humanities approach to the study of the Holocaust : a curriculum for grades 7-12 / Joyce Arlene Witt.
The legislature of the State of Illinois has mandated that the Holocaust be taught in all Illinois public schools. Teachers be given as much assistance and guidance to fulfil that mandate. Since there was no funding allocated or support given to help implement that requirement, this curriculum is designed to meet that need. This dissertation includes nine chapters and an introduction. Each chapter addresses an individual topic or issue of the Holocaust designed to give the teacher necessary historical, background information. Each chapter includes lessons to be used in the classroom that address the issues in the topic. In order to make the history of the Holocaust relevant to the children of the twenty-first century, students must view this event through the eyes of the victims and the perpetrators. Therefore this curriculum includes primary source documents, survivor testimony and eyewitness accounts. In addition, lessons in art, music and literature have been included to address the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the social studies. All lessons have been designed to meet the Bradley Commission guidelines for teaching history in the schools. Therefore each lesson addresses the Vital Themes and Narratives and History's Habits of the Mind as established by the Bradley Commission and adopted by the National Council for the Social Studies. Furthermore, the dissertation follows the guidelines established by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
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