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Totten, Samuel – Canadian Social Studies, 2000
Contends that before teaching about the Holocaust teachers must assess their students' understanding of this event. Considers five student misconceptions about the origins of the Holocaust. Includes responses by students in grades 10-12. Explains the inaccuracy of each misconception, using the work of Holocaust historians as supporting evidence.…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Genocide, High School Students, Jews
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Mock, Karen R. – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Reviews the moral issues and political circumstances of the Holocaust. Identifies four prototypical participants and discusses their role and actions in terms of personal decisions. These are: Victims, Perpetrators, Bystanders, and Activists. Concludes with a call for individuals to examine their own efforts at combatting bigotry and hatred. (MJP)
Descriptors: Anti Semitism, Civil Liberties, Community Responsibility, Foreign Countries
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Totten, Samuel – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Explicates a rationale for, and several approaches to, teaching about the Holocaust. Some insights to be gained include the value and necessity of democratic institutions; understanding the ramifications of prejudice, racism, and stereotyping; and the responsibilities of individuals and organizations when faced with abuses of power. (MJP)
Descriptors: Anti Semitism, Civil Rights, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Educational Objectives
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Totten, Samuel – Canadian Social Studies, 1999
Asserts that when people use the cliches "Remember" and "Never Again" in reference to the Holocaust, they must step back and realize that genocide has been perpetuated time and again since 1945. Provides activities that stress contemporary acts of genocide when studying the Holocaust in order to understand these terms. (CMK)
Descriptors: Anti Semitism, Cliches, Consciousness Raising, Empathy
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Andrews, Ian A. – Canadian Social Studies, 1992
Presents two puzzles that can be used in the classroom for teaching Canadian history during the world wars. Includes a word find puzzle and a crossword puzzle. Explains that both puzzles include names of major battles, significant events, and personalities from Canada's wartime history. (DK)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, History Instruction
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Fischbein, Maxine – Canadian Social Studies, 1992
Discusses the life of human rights activist Raoul Wallenberg. Explains his role in the rescue of European Jews from the Nazis during World War II. Reviews Wallenberg's disappearance and the Soviet coverup of the incident. Suggests presenting Wallenberg as a role model for secondary school students, particularly those in Canada who share…
Descriptors: Activism, Civil Liberties, Jews, Role Models
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Kirman, Joseph M. – Canadian Social Studies, 1992
Presents an educational game for helping secondary school students learn about the role of Raoul Wallenberg in protecting European Jews from Nazi abuse in Hungary. Explains game objectives, materials needed, and procedures. Includes a map of 1945 Budapest that serves as the game board. (SG)
Descriptors: Activism, Civil Liberties, Educational Games, Foreign Countries
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Kelebay, Yarema Gregory – Canadian Social Studies, 1994
Discusses the impact of a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation documentary, "The Valour and the Horror." Asserts that, although the presentation caused controversy in English-speaking Canada, it received little interest in Quebec. (CFR)
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Bias, Broadcast Industry, Documentaries
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Kirman, Joseph M. – Canadian Social Studies, 1994
Provides an overview of the Canadian Senate report on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's (CBC) documentary, "The Valour and the Horror." Includes quotes from official hearings regarding the historical accuracy of the documentary film. Concludes that the CBC was not controlled adequately by its board of directors. (CFR)
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Bias, Broadcast Industry, Documentaries
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Kirman, Joseph M. – Canadian Social Studies, 1994
Presents excerpts from the draft Statement of Claim filed by Canadian World War II veterans against the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and others associated with the making of the documentary series, "The Valour and the Horror." Includes an overview and two examples of what the plaintiffs claimed were historical errors. (CFR)
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Bias, Broadcast Industry, Documentaries
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Charles, Michael – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Introduces a special theme issue on the Holocaust. Describes events during a visit to Germany, Poland, and Israel by Canadian educators. Previews articles in the theme issue. (CFR)
Descriptors: Anti Semitism, Christianity, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
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Reed, Carole Ann; Lass, Harold – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Explores the usefulness of employing an antiracist framework to teach Holocaust education. Maintains that different forms of discrimination are linked psychologically. Asserts that Holocaust education can be used also to teach about disabled individuals, homosexuals, and other groups who suffer discrimination. (CFR)
Descriptors: Anti Semitism, Critical Thinking, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism
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Kirman, Joseph M. – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Maintains that the large number of Holocaust victims can be difficult to comprehend. Presents a classroom exercise involving rapid counting that can give meaning to such large numbers. Contends that, along with the rapid counting procedure, there is a need to present the relationship of humanity to the numbers. (CFR)
Descriptors: Anti Semitism, Antisocial Behavior, Classroom Techniques, Computation
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Marmor, Margie – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Maintains that story is a powerful tool in teaching antiracist education. Presents the personal story of a World War II concentration camp survivor. Discusses the use of Holocaust literature to explore anti-Semitism and racism. (CFR)
Descriptors: Anti Semitism, Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, European History
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Pomotov, Esta – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Presents an annotated bibliography of 21 books about the Holocaust for school libraries. Includes both fiction and nonfiction books. Categorizes the books into primary, junior, intermediate, and senior grade levels. (CFR)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Anti Semitism, Childrens Literature, Content Area Reading
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