UCSB Int 94ax, Winter 2000 Prof. Marcuse
Teaching the Holocaust HSSB 4221, 893-2635
HSSB 1211, Wed. 2:00-2:50 marcuse@humanitas.ucsb.edu
http://www.history.ucsb.edu/faculty/marcuse Office hours: Tues. 1-2, Wed. 11-12

TEACHING THE HOLOCAUST BEYOND THE "THIRD GENERATION"
WEEK 3 HANDOUT

DISCUSSION

Group presentations on the following questions:

  1. What is the main emphasis (goal) of the curriculum or course?
  2. What age or interest group is targeted? What preexisting level of knowledge is presumed?
  3. What underlying assumptions about the material and the audience can you find?
  4. How does the author/instructor attempt to reach that goal? (What sources, what steps?)

Here were the groups:

  1. Jeff, Santo, Abby, Stacey
    Rachel Quenk, The Spirit that Moves Us vol. 1 (grades k-4). (Holocaust Center of Maine, 1994)
    Rachel Quenk, The Spirit that Moves Us vol. 2 (grades 5-8). (Holocaust Center of Maine, 1997)
  2. Jo, Jeanette, Annabel, Elizabeth
    US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Teaching about the Holocaust: A Resource Guide (1995)
  3. Erika, Heidi, Kristina
    http://www.history.ucsb.edu/faculty/marcuse/133d/index.html#onlinecourses
    This is a list of links to college courses about the Holocaust, taught in different departments.
    Look at a few of the courses and compare.
  4. Anona, Brandi, Sara
    Web sites of institutions: USHMM, LA Museum of Tolerance, Florida Holocaust Center, …

FOR NEXT TIME:

Do "field work:" interview 3-5 friends or acquaintences about

  1. What they think the Holocaust is? What do they associate with it?
  2. How, when, where, from whom, and what they learned about it?
  3. Whether they think it important to learn about, and why or why not?