Children of the Holocaust : a guide to teaching Holocaust curriculum in the elementary classroom : an honors thesis [(HONRS 499)]

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Stassen, Erin V.
Felsenstein, Frank
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Honors College
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I will be focusing on the need for teaching about the Holocaust in the elementary classroom. I will explain the reasons for Holocaust curriculum in the elementary classroom and provide lesson plans for lower elementary and upper elementary that implement Holocaust studies.I will use memoirs and non-fiction resources to uncover the stories of children during the Holocaust. Along with non-fiction literature, I will also be looking at a variety of fictive literature based on true stories. This meaning that the stories are based on true events, but may use fictional characters or settings.Along with using children's literature to uncover stories of children who lived during the Holocaust, I will focus on how I as a teacher—as well as other teachers—can use children's literature to teach the Holocaust in the elementary classroom.With this said, I will be addressing issues including, but not limited to, children's maturity and vulnerability, age appropriate literature and curriculum, the appropriate age to introduce the history of the Holocaust to students, and the relevancy of teaching the Holocaust in today's school systems.