Purpose of lesson
This lesson provides an opportunity for students to research an individual involved in resistance during World War II. In small groups, students explore various resources in order to make a thoughtful presentation about an individual's actions.
Goals for student understanding
- Students will develop an understanding of what resistance is and the different forms it can take. They will become "experts" on their individual and his or her role in the resistance during World War II.
- Students will develop an understanding that history is made of individual stories, and that individuals do make a difference.
What students will do to building their understanding
- Students will become experts on an individual who resisted during the Holocaust, learning about his or her role and the form of his or her resistance.
- Students will identify, collect, and synthesize information from various sources about resistance and individuals who resisted. Students will analyze the information for specific details.
- In small groups, students will create and present a brief report on resistance and their individual. They will self-assess and peer-assess the presentations
Relative to the Virginia Standards of Learning, this lesson meets
- Oral language/communication standards: presenting an oral presentation and evaluating one’s own role and the group’s effectiveness in achieving the objectives
- Research standards: collecting, evaluating, and organizing information
- Reading standards: reading and analyzing a variety of print materials, evaluating clarity and accuracy of information, and synthesizing information from sources and applying it in written and oral presentations
- World History standards: demonstrating knowledge of World War II and the worldwide impact of World War II and the Holocaust