Through a case study of American news coverage of the Nazi persecution of Jews in the 1930s and 1940s, students will learn what information some college and university newspapers at the time reported about the Nazi persecution of Jews, as well as some ways students responded to news of the Holocaust.
Grade level: Adaptable for grades 7–12
Time required: Approximately 60–75 minutes (extensions available)
- Lesson Plan (PDF)
- Teacher Slides (PDF)
- Worksheet: Headlines (PDF)
- Primary Source Packet (PDF)
- Worksheet: Primary Source Analysis (PDF)
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