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Lesson 2 - Coding the Text and Activating Background Knowledge

This lesson is the first in a larger unit on World War II and the Holocaust. Our shared text for this unit is Elie Wiesel's Night. Students will also be working in literature circles, however, to read books from this period on their own. Our strategy focus is writing responses to short-answer questions. Students will also discuss propaganda, audience, purpose, and point of view.

In today's lesson, students have the opportunity to explore the unit calendar and syllabus. Students then activate their prior knowledge about World War II with an article from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Encyclopedia.

In this folder, you will find a detailed lesson plan, an editable student worksheet, and a link to today's article.

This resource is part of the World War II and the Holocaust Unit collection.

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This lesson is part of a larger unit on World War II and the Holocaust. Our shared text for this unit is Elie Wiesel's Night. Students will also be working in literature circles, however, to read books from this period on their own. Our strategy focus is writing responses to short-answer questions. Students will also discuss propaganda, audience, purpose, and point of view. In today's lesson, students activate their prior knowledge about the Holocaust with an article from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Encyclopedia. This resource is part of the World War II and the Holocaust Unit collection.
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2 - Student Worksheet

by Chelsea Nilsson

This worksheet is for use with Lesson Two of the World War II and the Holocaust unit. This resource is part of the World War II and the Holocaust Unit collection.
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2 - Link to "The Holocaust"

by Chelsea Nilsson

Students will read "The Holocaust," an encyclopedia article published by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, to build their background knowledge on World War II and the Holocaust. This resource is part of the World War II and the Holocaust Unit collection.
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