After your Holocaust Unit, connect your students to the world:
The goal of every Holocaust unit should be to connect your student’s attention to the world around them. Given that, we recommend using the teaching resources from any of our partners below:
Teach Human Rights, Sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers
These lesson plans are intended to raise awareness about contemporary human rights issues and how we can connect them to our past. This website offers educator-reviewed materials that you can click and use tomorrow in your classroom. We encourage you to learn more and get involved, empowering your class to repair the world. One day lessons on Malala, Sweatshops today, Refugees, and standing up in a democracy
Human Rights Defenders of Speak Truth to Power Sponsored by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights
The the Speak Truth to Power Defenders curriculum introduces general human rights issues through the stories of some remarkable people working in the field, and urges students to become personally involved in the protection of human rights.
Give your students examples of people who made the right choices in support of others. Great for a one period class, with extensions to do a play; or, to have your class participate in a video contest.
I Am Syria
Recognizing that busy educators have no interest reading curriculum guides, these Common Core-friendly lessons have all the handouts ready to print, can be fully implemented in one class, and most importantly, are easy to do! Perfect for the busy secondary Social Studies or ELA teacher and designed for a one day class or three day mini-unit, what makes these materials unique is that they encourage and provide ideas for students to take action—not just admire the problem. Click here to begin!
PeaceBuilding and Conflict Resolution in your classroom:
Sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Peace,
These lessons allow your students to learn more about how to minimize conflict in society. In fact, seeing that conflict is almost always involved when discussing literature and history, examining and exploring what it is, how it might arise, what it may consist of, and how we each approach
or deal with conflict individually (our “conflict style”) can help develop valuable critical thinking skills. Click here for a lesson on Identifying Conflicts; here for a lesson on Identifying (Analyzing) Elements of a Conflict; or here for a lesson on Identifying your Conflict Style.