Grades 6-7: International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Last Friday we commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day. January 27th was chosen to memorialize International Holocaust Remembrance Day because it was the day that Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated by the Soviet Forces. Students watched and discussed a video that was created by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.
We focused on the following questions:
- Why is it important for us to remember the Holocaust today?
- How can we ensure that this history is not forgotten?
After our group discussion, students had the ability to dive further and examine various sources related to the Holocaust.
Option 1: Podcast
Echoes and Reflections Holocaust Podcasts
Option 2: Personal Narratives
Identification Cards | Holocaust Encyclopedia
Option 3: Compare and Contrast
Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration and Complicity in the Holocaust
Who are the Righteous Among the Nations? | Animated Concepts | Yad Vashem
Righteous Among the Nations from Monastir
Students will be reflecting upon their learning experiences on their blogfolios. Be sure to check out their posts next week.