Model teachers are willing to change

Classroom and Leadership Reflections

Shown is a bulletin board that outlined four major components of a social studies unit involving the Holocaust in a 7th grade classroom. Shown is a bulletin board that outlined four major components of a social studies unit involving the Holocaust in a 7th grade classroom.

Today’s blog post came from helping out a colleague during the end of the day. He needed to leave a few minutes early to attend his team photos. During that time I got to sit behind his desk and ponder around his classroom.

Evidence Bulletin Board
I was intrigued by his bulletin board (shown above) about four key parts of the Holocaust — letter (primary document) from a Jew to a Gustapo (SS officer during WWII), telegram sent (primary document), photos of events, and first-hand description of the riots in Dinslake (primary document).

Speaking with the students, they went over many the many events which occurred in the Holocaust. However, they focused on the many of the intentions of the Nazi regime, characteristics of the Gestapo, and…

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