Early Anti-Jewish Measures

The purpose of the next two lessons in the course is to encourage students to study the "early" anti-Jewish measures that were enacted by Nazi Germany in the years 1933-1938.   This first lesson was largely shaped by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), particularly the "Citizen to Outcast" activity which was shared with me by Carrie Olson, a USHMM Teacher Fellow/Regional Education Corps member and Colorado Social Studies teacher.  This lesson is completed in an 86 minute block.  Materials listed are only those materials I am sharing below, not all of the nuts and bolts (computer, projectors etc.) necessary to make the lesson work.



Core Lesson Concept:  During this lesson, students are asked to study a variety of primary sources related to anti-Jewish measures in Nazi Germany between 1933 and November 1938.  Students first explore related sources as individuals, then tackle additional related sources as a group.  The documents, photos and testimonies shared with students focus on the April 1, 1933 boycott, the 1935 Nuremberg Laws and Kristallnacht.  The two initial acitvities in this lesson were developed as part of a lesson study by USHMM Teacher Fellows.  The activities are followed by a lecture which incorporates testimony from USHMM throughout.


“From Citizen to Outcast” Document Analysis Activity Materials*
“From Citizen to Outcast” Opening Activity & Key*

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