Teaching Materials on the Holocaust

These Holocaust lesson plans introduce key concepts and information to middle school and high school students. Grounded in historical context, the lessons utilize primary source materials from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s collections.

This Holocaust lesson plan for middle school and high school students is designed as both a two-day and four-day unit. In both versions, students analyze how and why the Nazis and their collaborators persecuted and murdered Jews as well as other people targeted in the era of the Holocaust between 1933 and 1945.