- The Olympic Doll – based on the book I Am a Star by Inge Auerbacher (Grades 5-8)
- Holocaust Flashbacks– clip about the public records release. (Grades 5-8)
- Grandmother Celia’s Survival Story– clip about a Grandmother who shares her experiences with her family. (Grades 5-8)
- Diary of Anne Frank Series (Grades 5-8) This series is divided into 4 episodes.
- Children of the Holocaust (Grades 5-8) Six stories from eyewitnesses during the Nazi invasion.
- The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” -Children’s drawings and poems-Terezin Concentration Camps by Hana Volavkova (Editor)
- Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
- The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
- Red Smoke by Veronica Fuxa
- Night by Elie Wiesel
- Hidden Gold: A True Story of the Holocaust by Ella Burakowski
- The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
- Ashes by Kathryn Lasky
- I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing Up In The Holocaust by Livia Bitton-Jackson
- The Extra by Kathryn Lasky
- MAUS by Art Spiegelman
- The StoryTeller by Jodi Picoult
Other Instructional Resources:
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Lessons
- EducationWorld: Teaching the Holocaust Lesson Plans
- We Are Teachers: 9 Essential Lessons for Teaching the Holocaust
Suggested Vocabulary/Key Words:
Injustice, antisemitism, Nazi, labor camps, genocide, concentration camps, dehumanization, liberation, swastika, Third Reich, gestapo, bigotry, ghetto, collaborator, bystander, upstander, propaganda, totalitarian, Holocaust, Aryan, Auschwitz, racism, stereotype, intolerance, World War 2, Adolf Hitler.
Suggested Essential Questions:
- What are the costs of injustice, bigotry, and hatred?
- How can societies and individuals commemorate difficult parts of history?
- What is the purpose of remembering?
- What are the consequences of forgetting?
- What choices do people make in the face of injustice?
- What obstacles keep people from getting involved in their communities or larger world?
- Why is it important to learn about this part of history?