Modern Conflicts

THE RESULTS OF HATRED: THE HOLOCAUST AND BEYOND
Syllabus                        Brust A117                            Fall
**The following details the literature and materials we will be covering this semester. The time we spend on various subjects will depend on class proficiency and is subject to change to best-fit instruction and skill mastery.
August
Introduction to the Holocaust
Terminology of Genocide and the Holocaust
Timeline of events
History of Antisemitism
Currents events
Victim Bio cards
The Rise of Antisemitism in the 21st Century
Poetry project/presentation
September
Other Victims Groups (presentation/research)
All About My Life – Gerda Klein
Current Events
Concentration Camps
I Never Saw Another Butterfly
Hungarian Extraction
Defiance – Rescuers
Personal testimony, excerpts, film
White Rose
October
Modern Hate Groups
Nazi Propaganda – Hate Symbols
Liberation
Eugenics
Genocide – Darfur
Response essay
The Sunflower – Simon Wiesenthal
Anne Frank’s Give
Holocaust Survivor – Erica
Symposium essay
Holocaust on trail/Holocaust denial
November – December
Native American genocide
Holocaust photo project
Schindler’s List – Thomas Keneally
IRP book talks
20/21st century genocide project
Stop the Hate essays
Finals – Final project
**You may need to purchase independent novels but I do have several copies to lend out that will be on a first come first serve basis. You may ask me during homeroom or after school or you may email me (annie.brust@kenstonapps.org).
***Students will be responsible for vocabulary associated with each unit. Journals will be completed everyday and collected at progress and the end of the grading period. Current events are due every Friday (or next school day after Holiday, etc.)