Volume:4, Issue: 3

Dec. 15, 2012

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Holocaust Education in Southern California: Instructional Perspectives and Resources
Pierson, Melinda R. [about]
Few teachers doubt the importance of teaching seminal events in history and many embrace the opportunity to create moral discussions with their students – especially at the secondary level. However, teaching the Holocaust and the specific lessons that can be learned from such a delicate subject are not always easy to face every day. Teachers spend an inordinate amount of time planning for each lesson and having to prepare to teach the Holocaust can be emotionally draining. This paper will discuss why it is important to teach the Holocaust, one California teacher’s choice of instructional materials on the Holocaust, and also detail some resources for teachers. Examining the Holocaust is a necessary part of confronting evil and analyzing the morality of humanity. One should not shy away from history, no matter how painful it may have been. This event in history has impacted foreign relations (Karn, 2012), yet to ignore it in any way is to miss numerous lessons that can be gleaned from this tragic period in time.

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