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Literature: "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" by John Boyne

Within this site are activities for literature study groups and writing activities. Author information is given along with a book trailer. Interactive activities using maps, primary sources, and museum tours are included. An eThemes on the Holocaust is adds additional information for research projects.

Grades

  • 6,
  • 7,
  • 8,
  • 9,
  • 10

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Find author information, book trailer, and covers of "The Boy in Striped Pajamas" in many languages. NOTE: The author hosts a blog on this site.
This guide provides possible discussion questions. Additional links to articles "Why Teach the Holocaust" and "Curricular Connections: Holocaust Remembrance" are included.
This guide provides a book summary and author information. Teaching ideas for discussion and writing are included as is a vocabulary list. Additional titles of interest and websites are given.
Use this link for a book summary, booktalk, and discussion questions. Additional books are recommended for young adults on this topic.
Use this activity with students to discuss how the Holocaust is referred to in popular culture and how it is taught in schools. Students will reflect on how museums and teachers can help them understand the horrific nature of the Holocaust.
In this teaching unit, students will learn about the people who resisted the Nazi persecution through nonviolent means.
The Auschwitz Album is the only remaining evidence of the process of mass murder at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Photographs, video, and aerial photos are given. Lesson plans and educational materials are provided.
This unit provides a chronological exploration of the largest mass murder site in history. Learning resources are provided.
This site provides extensive material about the Holocaust. Online exhibitions, audio clips, historical photographs provide a look into the Holocaust. A teacher's section is given.
These sites are about the Holocaust and the devastating impact that it had on Jewish people and others. Also includes information about Adolf Hitler, concentration camps, crematoriums, and resistance fighters. There are videos of survivors talking about their experiences, plus many photos. Includes links to eThemes Resources on World War II and "The Diary of Anne Frank."

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