Holocaust Unit Teaching Plan
By: Anne Krenzel and John Wachen
A brief overview of our unit plan.
Contains our initial introduction to the unit with a brainstorming exercise and a separation exercise.
General overview of the Holocaust and introduction to the novel Night by Elie Wiesel.
First discussion of Night and poetry exercise.
Discussion of Night continues with German viewpoint handout and discussion.
Night discussion with handout from Maus.
Night discussion continues with highlighted passage to be juxtaposed with video clips. Discussion about power of language.
Finish Night discussion and freewrite exercise. World wide web and denial texts.
Discussion of Diary of Anne Frank. Traumatic/ worst experience diary.
Scenes from the film Schindler's List with discussion of the film's portrayal of the Holocaust.
Discussion about the importance of audience to the writing process. Revisit diaries with different audience.
Field trip to the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C.
Field trip discussion and revisit brainstorming exercise from beginning of unit.