For Teachers - Curriculum
To access these free curricula we would appreciate your basic teaching information, school, grade level and subject specialty. These curricula can be used together or separately, depending on the level of your class, and work to give students a different perspective not just to the Holocaust but to reading. By connecting visual art to text and music to text, we find new ways of understanding literature, which I hope inspire you and your students.
After you fill out the access form, you will find two powerpoint presentations: one for art and the Holocaust and one for music and the Holocaust; a Text Analysis Writing Assignment (suitable for grades 10-13); finding multi-cultural connections—bringing the Holocaust into the 21st century; an abstract thinking interactive activity (suitable for any age group); possible essay questions for research, samples of student work that you can share with your class, and a guest page where your comments can be made and shared with others using this same curriculum.
Other resources available to you and your students elsewhere on this website include: YouTube, Auschwitz Chronicles Blog, the Timeline and the Promise Project, in which we are working to recreate the names of the girls on the first mass registered transport to Auschwitz.
Student sample text analysis
Text analysis worksheet
Textual analysis exercise
Textual painting analysis
Online Study Guide Abstract Expressionism and Rena's Promise
Interactive Writing and Thinking Exercise
paintings w adagio for strings by samuel barbar
Study Guide for African American Lives II
Suggested Writing Assignments