How Can We Use Our Learning about the Holocaust to Better Our World Today?
In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day we share a Holocaust unit recently completed by our 7th/8th grade Humanities class. Working individually, in pairs, or in a group, students tackled the question:
How can we use our learning about the Holocaust to better our world today?
This was a challenging question and task, but they produced a diverse group of projects that highlight injustice in our world today as well as ways to work against it:
Fixing Our Present by Learning from Our Past: Weimar Germany, Nazi Germany, and Gun Violence in the Modern Day US
Christian Casualties: Ever growing Discrimination of the Christian Faith in Nigeria and Surrounding Countries
Holocaust Then and Now: A Study on the Connection Between the Chinese Uighur Genocide and the Nazi Holocaust
A series of illustrated Instagram posts contrasting what it must have been like to live as a homosexual in Nazi Germany versus what it is like today
Tactics Used by the Nazis that Are Used in Modern Politics and Advertisements
A Trifold Board on Propaganda in Nazi Germany and in the United States
A Poster on the Responsibility to Those in Need