Brink Junior High
This is a cumulative
lesson on the Holocaust. This lesson will be used towards the end of
the Holocaust Unit. Students will have a thorough knowledge of the Holocaust.
This lesson may be used before or after the lesson on the Nuremberg
Students will brainstorm
what war crimes are and as a class come to a consensus of which of the
crimes could be prosecuted. They would make charts of their war crimes.
In groups of 2-3 students will use resource books and websites (specific
ones) to decide which 2 people they have studied they would charge with
war crimes, what charges, and why. They would put their person on a
sticky note with the charges and rationale. They would put their person
on the war crimes chart.
Using handouts or
websites, students will discuss the Nuremberg charges and defendants.
Students will be given a partially filled out chart on Nuremberg charges.
Students will fill in the chart as we discuss topic.
Students will move
their people to the correct charge on the Nuremberg list.
Students will discuss why their person was left off and why others were
Students will look
at the other trials lists of defendants to see if their person was ever
charged or not and discuss why or why not.
Students will watch
a film clip from Auschwitz, part 6 on why not everyone was tried.
Students will predict
how each of the defendants was judged, the ultimate charge and sentence.
They will fill in their chart of war crimes.