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Auschwitz-Birkenau
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The German Nazis were responsible for the systematic killing of millions of Jews.  Hitler called it “The Final Solution to the Jewish Problem.”  There were concentration camps set up throughout German controlled territories.  This seminar will focus on the largest and most notorious camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, located in German-controlled Poland.StandardsCC.1.2.11–12.C - Analyze the interaction and development of a complex set of ideas, sequence of events, or specific individuals over the course of the text.CC.1.2.11–12.I - Analyze foundational U.S. and world documents of historical, political, and literary significance for their themes, purposes, and rhetorical features.

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Literature
History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Tracy Rains
Date Added:
11/28/2017
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Auschwitz-Birkenau and Anne Frank's Father
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The German Nazis were responsible for the systematic killing of millions of Jews.  Hitler called it “The Final Solution to the Jewish Problem.”  There were concentration camps set up throughout German controlled territories.  This project will focus on the largest and most notorious camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, located in German-controlled Poland. Anne Frank and her family were discovered and arrested in August 1944. In September 1944 they were sent from the Westerbork Camp in the Netherlands to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Anne’s father, Otto Frank, survived and was liberated from Auschwitz-Birkenau in January 1945. 

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Literature
History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Joan Upell
Date Added:
01/13/2019
Boko Haram
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The term “Islamist extremist” has become commonplace in our vocabulary. Understanding the background of extremist groups and the reaction from the international community is vital in defeating these groups. Boko Haram is an extremist group that caught the attention of the world when they kidnapped almost 300 girls and forced them into marriage and harsh labor conditions. This seminar outlines the establishment of Boko Haram, human rights atrocities occurring in Nigeria, and the response from the international community.StandardsCC.1.2.11–12.C - Analyze the interaction and development of a complex set of ideas, sequence of events, or specific individuals over the course of the text.CC.1.2.11–12.I - Analyze foundational U.S. and world documents of historical, political, and literary significance for their themes, purposes, and rhetorical features. 

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Literature
History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Tracy Rains
Date Added:
11/28/2017
Iraq
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Iraq today is in turmoil; it is considered unstable economically and politically. Prior to the United States’ invasion, Saddam Hussein, who was known as a brutal dictator, was responsible for the torture and death of Iraqi citizens. This seminar will provide insight into the life and death of Iraqi citizens under the Hussein regime. Learning Target: I can create a logical argument explaining why Saddam Hussein’s actions in Iraq needed international intervention.StandardsCC.1.2.11–12.C - Analyze the interaction and development of a complex set of ideas, sequence of events, or specific individuals over the course of the text.CC.1.2.11–12.E - Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging.

Subject:
Literature
Reading Informational Text
History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Tracy Rains
Date Added:
11/28/2017
Problem Based Module: Human Rights
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In this project, you will explore a real-world problem, and then work through a series of steps to analyze that problem, research ways the problem could be solved, then propose a possible solution to that problem. Often, there is no specific right or wrong solutions, but sometimes one particular solution may be better than others. The key is making sure you fully understand the problem, have researched some possible solutions, and have proposed the solution that you can support with information / evidence.Begin by reading the problem statement in Step 1. Take the time to review all of the information provided in the statement, including exploring the websites, videos and / or and articles that are linked. Then work on steps 2 through 8 to complete this problem-based learning experience.

Subject:
Literature
History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Tracy Rains
Date Added:
11/29/2017