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Determine Hitler's role and identity during World War II
Discover how Hitler's actions lead to WWI and the Holocaust
Discover the events which led up to Nazi control of Europe and the Holocaust
Exmaine whey the Jews allowed themselves to be put into concentration camps
Relate the identityh of the Jews to the students own identity
Create a timeline to show important events
The theme of this unit is the trauma of the refugee experience.
Essential Questions for the Boy in the Striped Pajamas:
What is identity?
How does identity impace me in my life?
Why is identitiy important in a gloabal society?
What are some reasons a person's identity may change?
How do people in the world today act out against others because of fear or hatred of others?
What is my role in promoting a society in whic people's identities are respected?
Students work in groups to create timelines of events: Big enough to cover may years and have room to add events that are found as learning is continued.
Keep a food journal to track the calories they are and compre them to the calories of a concentration camp child's intake. Then write about it in the "Who Am I?" jouirnal.
Research the populations in ghettos and concentration camps. Compare to population of NYC. Discuss effects of population migration on land, animals, and ecosystems.
Careful listening to students' inferences
Observation of student participateion
Answers to text-dependent questions
Students' annotated text
Unit 1 assessment
http://fcit.usf.edu/holocaust/people/people.htm Here students will learn about the people in the holocaust.
See how many calories are required for children and adults. http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dockets/91n0384h/91n-0384h-bkg0003-Tab-04-vol19.pdf
Thanhha Lai, Inside Out and Back Again (New York: Harper Collins, 2011), ISBN: 9-78-0-061-96278-3.
Told Olson, "The Vietnam Wars," Scholastic, February 24, 1995, 16-20.
Joseph Shapiro and Sandra Bartlett, "Forgotten Ship: A Daring Rescue as Saigon Fell," transcript, National Public Radio, August 31, 2010.
Fox Butterfiels, "Panic Rises in Saigon, but the Exits are Few," New York Times, April 1975
Catherine Gevert, "Refugees Who, WHere, and Why," Faces 19.1 (2002): 6-8
Arthur Brice, "Children of War," Scholastic, March 1994
Til Gurung, speech at Refuee Transitions' World of Differnece Benefit Luncheon, San Francisco, November 3, 2010.
Ana Marie Fantino and Alice Colak, "Refugee Children in Canada: Searching for Identiy." Child Welfare 80.5 (2001): 587-596.