Understanding the Nuremberg Laws

Author:
 USC Shoah Foundation
Grade Level:
  9 -  12
Language:
 English
Estimated completion time:
 1.5 hour(s)
Standards Addressed:
 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.9, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.1, ISTE-NETS 3.d., 6.c., 7.b.
Subject Area:
 Civics & Government, Ethics, European History, Genocide Studies, Government, History, Holocaust & Genocide Studies, Social Studies, World History, Identity/Society

Description:
Students will review the Nuremberg Laws and examine how these laws affected people throughout German society (both Jews and non-Jews). By analyzing testimony of Holocaust survivors from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive, students will develop a deeper understanding of the gradual, systematic discrimination faced by Jews in Nazi Germany (and later in Nazi-occupied countries). Based on their findings, students will construct a meaningful word cloud about this discrimination, and share their findings with their classmates.

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