Lisa Thumann: The Holocaust: Sensitive Topics Call for Sensitive Searches
Title: The Holocaust: Sensitive Topics Call for Sensitive Searches
Author: Lisa Thumann
Grade Levels: 4th, 5th and 6th grades
● How is the Holocaust still important today?
● Why do people sometimes hurt each other? How do they justify doing so?
● How do people in the world today act out against others because of fear or
hatred of others?
● What is my role in promoting a society in which people’s identities are
● Gain knowledge about this historic period using a variety of media
resources and reading strategies
● Express opinions and reactions during group discussions about social
● Make text-to-text and text-to-self comparisons by writing about what they
read and see in a Google Doc
● Finding Dulcinea's Learning About the Holocaust
● ReadWriteThink: Fighting Injustice by Studying Lessons of the Past
● SweetSearch - A Search Engine for Students
● Brainstorm a list of keywords to use to query SweetSearch.
● Use yolink to narrow down your search results by looking for specific
keywords within the search results.
● Append your results to a Google Doc.
● Edit the Google Doc to reflect your personal thoughts and impressions on
the readings you selected.
● Participate in a whole-group discussion
NETS Standards (NETS-S) and Performance Indicators for Students http://
1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative
products and processes
using technology. Students:
b. create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
3. Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:
c. collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed
5. Digital Citizenship
Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and
practice legal and ethical behavior. Students:
b. exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports
collaboration, learning, and productivity.
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