Abstract 13, Volume 9, Number 1, Spring 2014

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.

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