In this lesson, students will develop visual literacy skills and refine their ability to analyze primary sources by examining photographs from the early years of the Holocaust. Students will be asked to describe the events of the Holocaust, assess whether these photos provided a warning about the genocide that was to come, and identify what the precursors to genocide are. Students will utilize higher-level critical thinking skills by reflecting on their own obligations as citizens of a democracy and by identifying effective methods for presenting information to enlighten and involve the public.
- Learn to analyze and describe a historical image.
- Investigate possible actions and warning signs that may precede genocide.
- Examine primary source images.
- Investigate Nazi methods of persecution during the Holocaust.
- Craft a message to convey warning signs of the persecution of a group or minority to the public.
- Explore different methods for disseminating information and mobilizing others to take action.