Holocaust Memorial Lesson Plan Samples

Note to Educators
The lesson plans listed below have been written by teachers; they are designed to be used in the classroom before or after a visit to the Holocaust Memorial. They can also be used independent of a site visit. Each lesson plan corresponds to a historical panel in the Holocaust Memorial’s “Arbor of History.”

Appropriate Florida State Standards are listed with each lesson plan.

Panel #Lesson PlanGrade Level

Panel #1
European Jewish Assimilation/Integration Before 1939Grades 9-12

Panel #2
Rescuing/Hiding Jews During HolocaustGrades 9-12

Panel #3
Kristallnacht Pogrom
Kristallnacht- Origins
The Night of the Broken Glass (Kristallnacht)
Grades 5 & 6-8
Grades 9-12
Grades 3-5

Panel #4
Labelling as a Form of Dehumanization: Jewish StarGrades 5 & 6-8

Panel #5
Nuremberg Laws: Race & Anti-Semitism in LegislationGrades 9-12

Panel #8
Nazi Occupation & Population ControlGrades 9-12

Panel #9
Survival in the GhettoGrades 9-12

Panel #14
Interpreting Photographs of the HolocaustGrades 9-12

Panel #16
Wanssee Conference: Towards a Final SolutionGrades 9-12

Panel #28
Making Survivor Testimony RealGrades 9-12

Panel #30
Nazi Deception and Use of LanguageGrades 9-12

Panel #34
Narrative vs. History in HolocaustGrades 9-12

Panel #35
Concentration Camp Culture: The OrchestraGrades 5 and Up

Panel #48
Children in the Holocaust-Survivor TestimonyGrades 5 & 6-8

Panel #49
Post WWII Symbolism: The Jewish FlagGrades 5 & 6-8

Panel #51
Post WWII Refugees: Haganah ShipGrades 8 & 9-10

Support for Reading/Strategic Imperatives:
In addition, the lesson plans support “Areas of Focus” Number 1 – Strengthen Foundation Skills, of the Florida’s Next Generation PreK-20 Education Strategic Plan. Two of its objectives are “to increase rigor of standards to improve student achievement in VPK–12” and “to utilize assessment to direct instruction effect and student outcome.”

Link to PDF about Education Strategic Plan: http://fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/7568/urlt/0073746-strategic.pdf