Organizing the History
GRADE LEVEL: 7–12
GRADE-LEVEL APPLICABILITY: 7–12
SUBJECT: World History, American History, Holocaust Elective
TIME REQUIRED: 1–2 class period(s)
LESSON BY: Museum staff
Preparing for the lesson
Museum staff designed this lesson in 2004 to assist student groups who had recently visited our Permanent Exhibition in thinking about and learning from the history of the Holocaust. Whether they encounter this history in a museum or in a classroom, students are often overwhelmed by the emotional content as well as the sheer volume and complexity of information. A lesson like this one can help them organize and synthesize what they have learned from this challenging subject.