The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) is pleased to announce
the launch of its new online program,
How Was it Possible? A Holocaust Curriculum For and By Teachers™.
This new online course will provide middle and high school teachers and their students with a basic Holocaust unit of study. The program, which is based on the book How Was it Possible? A Holocaust Reader edited and introduced by Professor Emeritus Peter Hayes of Northwestern University, includes 16 lessons. Each lesson has a scholar-vetted and professionally prepared video. This program is being offered at no cost to teachers and their students and is available on The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) website through an online learning management tool.
ONLINE COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous is seeking to create an online community of learners. How Was it Possible? A Holocaust Curriculum For and By Teachers™ can be used by educators for their own professional development as well as for educators to use with their students.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The 16 lessons are based on the nine chapters of How Was it Possible? A Holocaust Reader and were developed around the themes within each chapter.
Unit 1 The Context
Lesson 1.1 Anti-Judaism and Antisemitism
Lesson 1.2 Inter-War Period
Unit 2 Nazism In Power
Lesson 2.1 Hitler’s Rise to Power
Lesson 2.2 The “Jewish Question”
Lesson 2.3 Complicity of the Elites
Unit 3 Refugee Policy
Lesson 3.1 Refugee Policy
Unit 4 The New Order in Europe
Lesson 4.1 The New Order in Europe
Unit 5 Jews in the Nazi Grip
Lesson 5.1 Ghettos in the East
Lesson 5.2 Jewish Life in Western Countries
Lesson 5.3 Resistance
Unit 6 The German Killers and Their Methods
Lesson 6.1 Camp System
Lesson 6.2 Life in Camps
Lesson 6.3 Einsatzgruppen and Death Marches
Unit 7 Collaboration
Lesson 7.1 Collaboration
Unit 8 Rescuing Jews – Means and Obstacles
Lesson 8.1 Rescue During the Holocaust
Unit 9 Aftermath
Lesson 9.1 Liberation / Afterwards
How Was it Possible? A Holocaust Curriculum For and By Teachers™ is accompanied by an extensive Teacher’s Guide. The Teacher’s Guide contents include:
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous Background
Video Note-taking Guide
Length of Holocaust Study
Unit of Study (4-9 weeks)
I only have 1-4 Class Periods to Teach the Holocaust
Time for the Video
Overarching Goal for Each Video
Document Based Questions (DBQ)
Video Note-taking Guides and Answer Keys
Goldsmith Fellowship Program Certification
Glossary of People
Glossary of Rescuers
Glossary of Terms
Glossary of Places
UNIT 1 LESSONS
The JFR is pleased to provide links to the two lessons in Unit 1. To access the program in its entirety, teachers will need to register and create a password. Students will need to register and create their own unique passwords as well.
Unit 1 / Lesson 1.1 and Unit 1 / Lesson 1.2 are available for preview by clicking the thumbnails below.
To find out more information about this program and to register, please send an email by clicking here.