History of the Holocaust
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. The study of the Holocaust is a multidisciplinary 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 Title (District):||History of the Holocaust|
|Course Title (NCES SCED) :||Social Sciences and History—Other|
|Course Provider :||Ann Arbor Public Schools|
|Content Provided By :||Edgenuity Inc.|
|Online Instructor Provided By :||Ann Arbor Public Schools|
|Standards Addressed :||None|
|Academic Terms :||Accelerated, Semester, Trimester|
|NCES SCED Code :||
How To Enroll:
|Enrollment Website :||http://a2virtual.org|
|Email :||[email protected]|
Students and Parents: It is important to work closely with your local school counselor or registrar to follow the school's enrollment procedures. By clicking the "Start Registration Request" button below, you will be able to notify the school of your interest in registering for the online course. However, it is the responsibility of the district or school to review the registration request and approve or deny the request. Please make a note to follow up with your school after submitting a registration request.
Additional Course Information:
- Email: [email protected]
- Phone: 734-997-1208
• 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
• 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.
• Describe the coping strategies many Holocaust victims used to rebuild their lives and move forward.
• Describe the changes made to international law in the wake of the Holocaust.
• Describe the changing ethical guidelines of the medical community following the involvement of doctors in the
Holocaust and Nazi party.
• Discuss and dispute the arguments of Holocaust deniers and recognize Holocaust denial.
• Recognize the legal definition of genocide, including the United Nations’ Genocide Convention.
• Understand the historical role of genocide outside of the Holocaust during the early 20th century.
• Discuss the genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia, and Rwanda.
• Recognize ongoing genocides in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Sudan.
• Consider taking action to help victims of genocide.
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|The course content and assignments are of sufficient rigor, depth and breadth to teach the standards being addressed.||Fully Met|
|Information literacy and communication skills are incorporated and taught as an integral part of the curriculum.||Fully Met|
|Multiple learning resources and materials to increase student success are available to students before the course begins.||Fully Met|
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|Clear, complete course overview and syllabus are included in the course.||Fully Met|
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|All technology requirements (including hardware, browser, software, etc...) are specified.||Fully Met|
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Unit 1: The Rise of Anti-Semitism
Unit 2: Preparing for the “Final Solution”: The Ghettos and the Invasion of the Soviet Union
Unit 3: Arbeit Macht Frei: Confinement in the Camps
Unit 4: The Wannsee Conference and the Final Solution
Unit 5: Life and Death: The Extermination Camps
Unit 6: Liberation and Recovery
Unit 7: The Forgotten: Non-Jewish Victims and the Holocaust
Unit 8: The Nuremberg Trials
Unit 9: Coping in the Aftermath of the Holocaust
Unit 10: The Genocide Convention, War Crimes and Modern Genocides
|Term Type||Enrollment Opens||Enrollment Ends||Random Draw Date||Enrollment Drop Date||Course Starts||Course Ends||# of Seats||Course Fee||Potential Additional Costs|
|Drop Policy||Completion Policy||Term Type||Enrollment Opens||Enrollment Ends|
|Please check the calendar for the drop deadline for A2 Virtual+.||Please check the calendar for the completion deadline for A2 Virtual+.||Semester||08/17/2020||09/11/2020|
|Please check the calendar for the drop deadline for A2 Virtual+.||Please check the calendar for the completion deadline for A2 Virtual+.||Semester||11/09/2020||02/12/2021|
Provided to student prior to start of course
|School Year||Enrollment Count||Pass Count||Completion Rate||Notes|
Students will need a computer with high speed internet access. Complete specifications can be found at http://www.edgenuity.com/support/it-support/