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Keywords: ENGLISH
Subject(s): English/Language Arts, Reading, History, Writing, Grammar, Geography, Technology, Spelling, Social Studies
Grade P-K
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Richard C Crockett Middle Sch, Hamilton, NJ
Planned By: Tricia Frechette
Original Author: Tricia Frechette, Hamilton

Lesson Plan
Holocaust background-Jewish Life Photo Project


Monday

Pre-Class Activity: review ten new vocabulary words by paraphrasing the definitions into his or her own words. Grammar warm up-introduction to commas
Objectives: TLWD understanding holocaust by, explaining the correlation between “Terrible Things” and the Holocaust.
Teacher Activity: Use the Holocaust PowerPoint to explain/highlight basic information about the genocide.
Student Activity: Record key concepts and ideas about the Holocaust. Explain the relationship between the Holocaust and “Terrible Things”
Materials: Holocaust PowerPoint, “Terrible Things,” and notes.
Homework: Study for vocabulary quiz
Evaluation: review students’ Holocaust notes and guide “Terrible Things” group discussions
Curriculum Standards: RI.8.3 RI.8.1 Choose an item.
Best Practices: x Differentiation x Technology Use x Assessments
x Character Ed .☐Grouping strategies ☐Data use


Tuesday

Pre-Class Activity: application of ten new vocabulary words by using context clues to determine which word belongs in a fill-in-the-blank sentence. Grammar warm up-introduction to commas
Objectives: TLWD applying information on the Holocaust by examining pre-WWII Jewish religious, cultural and communal life in Europe through photographs from that time.
Teacher Activity: give student guidelines and instructions on the “Pre-WWII European Jewish Life Photo Project”
Student Activity: locate and examine pre-WWII Jewish religious, cultural and communal life in Europe through photographs from that time by using US Holocaust Memorial Museum website as main resource.
Materials: internet access, Pre-WWII European Jewish Life Photo Project guidelines and worksheet.
Homework: study vocabulary unit 6 (11-20)
Evaluation: monitor student progress of project
Curriculum Standards: RI.8.3 RI.8.1 Choose an item.
Best Practices: x Differentiation x Technology Use ☐Assessments
x Character Ed .x Grouping strategies ☐Data use



Wednesday

Pre-Class Activity: an understanding of ten new vocabulary words by matching synonyms and antonyms to the new words. Grammar warm up- commas.
Objectives: TLWD an analysis of the Holocaust by organizing the information discovered about the locales of photographs collected to discover different aspects of Jewish life before and after Nazi occupation.
Teacher Activity: Guide students’ research and monitor progress
Student Activity: organize the information you researched about the locales of photographs collected to discover different aspects of Jewish life before and after Nazi occupation.
Materials: internet access, project guidelines and worksheet.
Homework: study vocabulary unit 6 (11-20) and bring in a family photo that relates to the photos you used for Holocaust project.
Evaluation: monitor student progress of project
Curriculum Standards: RI.8.3 RI.8.1 Choose an item.
Best Practices: x Differentiation x Technology Use ☐Assessments
x Character Ed .x Grouping strategies ☐Data use


Thursday


Pre-Class Activity: application of ten new vocabulary words by using context clues to determine which word belongs in a sentence. Grammar warm ups- commas.
Objectives: TLWD analyzing the Holocaust by interpreting the information they researched and interpret what pre-WWII Jewish life in Europe may have been like and comparing it to their own lives.
Teacher Activity: Guide students’ research and monitor progress
Student Activity: interpreting the information they researched and interpret what pre-WWII Jewish life in Europe may have been like and comparing it to their own lives. Explain the similarities between you, your family, or your community to those in European Jewish life prior to WWII?
Materials: Family photograph, writing assignment questions, and photograph from Holocaust Memorial Museum archives.
Homework: study for vocabulary unit 6 (11-20) quiz
Evaluation: monitor student progress of project
Curriculum Standards: RI.8.3 RI.8.1 Choose an item.
Best Practices: x Differentiation x Technology Use x Assessments
x Character Ed .x Grouping strategies ☐Data use
Friday


Pre-Class Activity: understanding and application of ten new vocabulary words by completing a 15 question quiz with a variety of question types, such as define, match synonyms / antonyms, and fill-in-the-blank.
Objectives: TLWD evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums by, critiquing the differences in their understanding of the Holocaust through photographs, digital text, video, etc.
Teacher Activity: guide group discussions and evaluate project.
Student Activity: Within your group evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums by, critiquing the differences in their understanding of the Holocaust through photographs, digital text, video, etc.
Materials: Students’ finished projects
Homework: N/A
Evaluation: Monitor and guide students’ discussions
Curriculum Standards: RI.8.3 RI.8.1 RI.8.7 Choose an item.
Best Practices: x Differentiation ☐Technology Use x Assessments
x Character Ed x Grouping strategies ☐Data use
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
Social Studies / History
Links: Link to United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Materials: English/Language Arts, Printers