Holocaust Lesson Plan







Goals / Aims

1. Students will understand the outcome of prejudices, anti-Semitism, and hate.

2. Students will master the concept of equality through knowledge of the consequences of inequality.


1. I can show tolerance towards others even if they do not share the same beliefs, values, and ethnicity.

2. I can take what happened in previous historical events and reflect on what the current world is like and create change in the areas of inequality.


BrainPop video, video quiz, vocabulary worksheet, index cards, poster paper, and markers.


A. Introduction-

1. Review and discuss the lessons and videos viewed in order to frontload information already mastered.

B. Development-

1. View BrainPOP Holocaust video. This video in-depth discusses the key vocabulary connected to the Holocaust unit.

C. Practice-

1. Teacher will model the vocabulary activity for the class before splitting them into their groups.

D. Independent Practice-

1.Each student will be assigned a group.

2. The group will be assigned a vocabulary word to define on a poster and will then act out the meaning of the word to the class.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Students at lower levels will receive a vocabulary word that can be easily defined. The students will also have a peer in their group that is at a higher level than they are.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. As the groups are preparing the poster to show the class and creating their scripts to act out, the teacher will walk around the class checking on each group for any need for clarification.

G. Closure-

1. Upon the completion of the group presentations the vocabulary meanings will be reviewed.


1. Video quiz

2. Assessment of the group presentation.

Teacher Reflection

Students were focused on the techniques that were used rather than the concept of hate. I would definitely like to use video clips to help explain this at a later time.