History of the Holocaust

Course Description:

Holocaust education requires a comprehensive study of not only times, dates, and places, but also the motivation and ideology that allowed these events. In this course, students will study the history of anti-Semitism;the rise of the Nazi party; and the Holocaust, from its beginnings through liberation and the aftermath of the tragedy. Thestudy of the Holocaust is a multi-disciplinary one,integrating world history, geography, American history, and civics.Through this in-depth, semester-long study of the Holocaust, high school students will gain an understanding of the ramifications of prejudice and indifference, the potential for government -supported terror, and they will get glimpses of kindness and humanity in the worst of times.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): History of the Holocaust
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Particular Topics in U.S. History
Course Provider : Genesee ISD
Content Provided By : Fuel Education LLC
Online Instructor Provided By : Fuel Education LLC
Standards Addressed : Common Core State Standards
Academic Terms : Open Entry / Open Exit
Subject Area : Social Sciences and History
Course Identifier : Particular Topics in U.S. History
Course Level : High School (Secondary)
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 1 of 1

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website : https://www.gennet.us
Email : [email protected]
Phone : 810-591-4401

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Additional Course Information:

Additional Cost: $0.0

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•Understand the history of anti-Semitism in the Christian West. •Recognize the role anti-Semitism played in the rise of the Nazi party. •Use a timeline to develop a sequence of events in Nazi Germany. •Learn how these events, including restrictive laws and Kristallnacht, contributed to the Holocaust. •Consider the role of the general population in allowing or objecting to anti-Semitism. •Describe the geographical progression of the Holocaust into Eastern Europe. •Discuss the function of the Jewish ghetto for the Nazi party. •Discuss the suffering within the ghetto and the Jewish response. •Analyze the Einsatzgruppen and their role in the mass killing of the Jews. •Discuss local responses to Nazi actions, from heroic resistance to cooperation. •Discuss the early history of the concentration camps. •Develop a thorough knowledge of the organization of the camps. Explain the roles of the SS guards and administrators within the concentration camp system. •Recognize the variety of prisoners held within the camps and the groups persecuted by the Nazis. Discuss the conditions within the camps and the experiences of the prisoners within the camps. •Explain the Madagascar Plan and the reasons for its failure. •Discuss the 1941 plans and preparations for the Final Solution. •Explain the importance of the Wannsee Conference, as well as the differences between the Final Solution as described at the Conference and the Final Solution as it was implemented throughout Europe. •Discuss the role of Operation Reinhard as part of the Final Solution. •Explain the arguments for and against both intentionalism and functionalism in the study of the Holocaust and Final Solution. •Discuss the function and workings of a Nazi death camp. Describe the living conditions and behavior of the SS and the SS auxiliary workers in the extermination camps. Describe the conditions for prisoners chosen to survive in the camp •Explain the dehumanization of the prisoners, both as workers and subjects for medical experimentation. •Discuss the death marches across Europe in the last months of the war. •Discuss Nazi attempts to hide or cover up the genocide of the Jewish peoples of Europe. Explain the actions and reactions of Soviet troops and the Soviet government to the first liberated camps. Discuss the American response to the liberation of the Ohrdruf, Buchenwald, and Dachau concentration camps. Recognize and describe the conditions in Bergen- Belsen and explain the reasons for those conditions. Explain the importance of displaced persons camps and emigration in the aftermath of the Holocaust. •Describe the impact of the Holocaust on non -Jewish populations. •Discuss the importance of social, sexual, physical, and racial conformity within the Third Reich. •Define and describe Aktion T- 4 and the reaction surrounding it. •Recognize the racial motivations behind the killings of Romani, Poles, and other Slavs. •Discuss the differing treatment and motivation for groups of prisoners under the Nazi administration. •Discuss the planned war trials, including the creation of the International Military Tribunal. •Describe the timeline and chronology of the war crimes trials. •Describe the progression of the Nuremberg Trials. •Explain the role of Nazi hunters, including Simon Wiesenthal. •Discuss the importance of the Eichmann trial and how it varied from earlier trials. •Discuss the long-term psychological implications of the Holocaust for child and adult victims.

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The course reflects multi-cultural education, and the content is accurate, current and free of bias or advertising. Fully Met
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The course design provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student interaction, including opportunities for timely and frequent feedback about student progress. Fully Met
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All technology requirements (including hardware, browser, software, etc...) are specified. Fully Met
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Course materials and activities are designed to provide appropriate access to all students. The course, developed with universal design principles in mind, conforms to the U.S. Section 504 and Section 508 provisions for electronic and information technology as well as the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility guidelines (WCAg 2.0). Fully Met
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Review Conducted By: Fuel Education LLC
Date of Review: 07/09/2014

The Rise of Anti-Semitism
Preparing for the “Final Solution”: The Ghettos and the Invasion of the Soviet Union
Arbeit Macht Frei: Confinement in the Camps
The Wannsee Conference and the Final Solution
Life and Death: The Extermination Camps
History of the Holocaust Midterm Exam
Liberation and Recovery
The Forgotten: Non-
Jewish Victims and the Holocaust
The Nuremberg Trials
Coping in the Aftermath of the Holocaust
The Genocide Convention, War Crimes and Modern Genocides
History of the Holocaust Final Exam
Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Open Entry / Open Exit 07/01/2023 06/30/2024 100 $270 $0
Open Entry / Open Exit 07/01/2023 06/30/2024 100 $275 $0
Open Entry / Open Exit 07/01/2023 06/30/2024 100 $300 $0
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
Enrollments earning 60% or more of the total course points are considered course completions and will be charged the final 20% payment. Open Entry / Open Exit 07/01/2023 06/30/2024
Open Entry / Open Exit 07/01/2023 06/30/2024
K-5: Extensions are not available. 6-12: 4-week extensions are available for $50 per enrollment (maximum 2 extensions per 18-week enrollment). 6-12: 2-week extensions are available for $25 per enrollment (maximum 2 extensions per 9-week enrollment). Open Entry / Open Exit 07/01/2023 06/30/2024
Students can contact their online instructor as needed. Online instructors have posted office hours, and provide contact information.
School Year Enrollment Count Pass Count Completion Rate Notes
19-20 0 0 0.0%
14-15 15 10 66.67%
13-14 1 1 100.0% Enrollment data include all enrollments (21f and non-21f) for the Spring and Summer 2013-14 school year.