Lisa Thumann: The Holocaust: Sensitive Topics Call for Sensitive Searches

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  • 1. Title: The Holocaust: Sensitive Topics Call for Sensitive Searches Author: Lisa Thumann Grade Levels: 4th, 5th and 6th grades Essential Questions: ● 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 respected? Objectives: ● Gain knowledge about this historic period using a variety of media resources and reading strategies ● Express opinions and reactions during group discussions about social injustice ● Make text-to-text and text-to-self comparisons by writing about what they read and see in a Google Doc Resources: ● Finding Dulcinea's Learning About the Holocaust ● ReadWriteThink: Fighting Injustice by Studying Lessons of the Past ● SweetSearch - A Search Engine for Students Procedures ● 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 Assessment: Rubric NETS Standards (NETS-S) and Performance Indicators for Students http://
  • 2. www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/NETS/ForStudents/2007Standards/ NETS_for_Students_2007_Standards.pdf 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 decisions. 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. Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/