Ethnicity Tolerance
Melissa Pinson
ED 301
The Holocaust
• This lesson will be
presented to a ninth
grade class that will be
required to read Anne
Frank.
Objectives
• To have students
read Anne Frank
and discuss the
horrors she went
through because of
intolerance.
Objectives
• Through reading Anne
Frank, have students
develop an
understanding of why
ethnic tolerance is
necessary.
Materials
• Journal
• Copy of Anne Frank
novel
• Computer with
internet access
• Overhead projector
• Novel of choice
• Transportation for trip
Websites
Teaching Tolerance
http://www.splcenter.org
*This website gives ideas for teaching the Holocaust,
Including lesson plans and links to other websites.
Websites
Cybrary of the Holocaust
http://remember.org
*This website offers many facts and archives about
The Holocaust. The site is divided into a research
Area and a forum area.
Websites
Teacher’s Guide to the
Holocaust
http://fcit.coedu.ust.edu/
holocaust
*This website is
specifically designed
for teachers.
Websites
Education WorldTeaching the Holocaust
www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/le
sson187.shtml
*This site includes
several lesson plan
ideas for teachers.
Websites
Anne Frank and the
Holocaust
www.annefrank.eril.net
*This website is
dedicated to Anne
Frank and other
aspects of the
Holocaust.
Activities
• In addition to reading
Anne Frank, students
will be required to
select another
Holocaust novel from
a list I will provide.
The student will then
compare the two
experiences.
Novel List
• Torn Thread by Anne
Isaacs
• Number the Stars by
Lois Lowry
• Night by Elie Wiesel
• The Upstairs Room by
Johanna Reiss
• Daniel’s Story by
Carol Matas
Activities
• Students will visit a
multicultural center
and write a reflection
of their experience.
Activities
Students will be required
to keep a journal.
Three times a week
they will write about
their reading and try to
make a connection to
real-life.
Examples of Journal Topics
• Explain a time when
you have felt
discriminated against.
• Explain how reading
Anne Frank makes
you feel.
• What would you have
done if you were Anne
Frank?
More Journal Topics
• What are some
examples of
intolerance in current
news?
• What are some ways
that we can prevent
intolerance?
Activities
• Students will be given
days in the computer
lab to visit appropriate
internet sites. In
groups, they will pick
a topic to research and
present to the class.
Topics to Research
Students will choose to
do their research from
one of several
different viewpoint.
Viewpoint:
*Victims, bystanders,
resisters, rescuers,
liberators, survivors,
and children.
Activities
• Students will be
required once a week
to bring in topics in
current news that deals
with ethnic
intolerance. The
students will then have
a discussion over
topics.
Ethnic Tolerance
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