Thursday, April 02, 2015
Teaching about the Holocaust
Over 11 million people died during the Holocaust, and about 1 million of them were Jewish children. The tragic details of the events of the Holocaust are very painful, yet the persecutions and murders, and World War that followed make up an important part of our world's history.
Approaching a lesson plan on the Holocaust can be overwhelming. Many teachers begin with the story of Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl who documented her family’s stay in an attic, hiding from the Nazis. This story can be a starting point to help students connect and understand the events that took place nearly 80 years ago.