NCSS Notable Trade Book Lesson Plan
His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg: Courage, Rescue and Mystery During World War II
Thomas “Logan” Arrington
Judy D. Butler
University of West Georgia
The His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg: Courage, Rescue and Mystery During World War II lesson plan addresses teaching a very difficult topic, the Holocaust, by looking at a heroic individual who devoted his life to saving those affected. This lesson’s focus is student-centered discovery. Small student groups approach multiple aspects of the Holocaust and then come back together as a classroom to share their new knowledge. The students then compare critically the experiences of individual Holocaust survivors to better understand the complexities of the event. This lesson emphasizes technology as a means for students to discover information on this challenging topic.