WATCH OUR JUNE 22 EDUCATOR WEBINAR

WATCH OUR JUNE 22 EDUCATOR WEBINAR

Time is the most precious commodity a teacher has. Watch our recorded webinar to learn how you can use the Nuremberg trials as a framework to teach 20th century history more efficiently and maximize your classroom hours.

During this webinar, we introduced the Courtroom 600 Education Project, shared work in progress, and asked national history teachers for feedback to help us strengthen our vision.

Courtroom 600 will be a Nuremberg trials learning resource/virtual museum for teachers, students, & history enthusiasts. In it, teachers will be able to find:

  • Podcasts for both students and teachers
  • Primary source photo galleries
  • Resource Links
  • Downloadable teacher resources

Created for teachers in partnership with a veteran history teacher, Courtroom 600 will use primary source documents, photographs, and storytelling to teach Nuremberg in flexible lessons that engage both audio and visual learners.

Our special guest was Jen Reidel, a passionate Civics and Social Studies teacher at Options High School in Bellingham, Washington. She is a James Madison Fellow (WA 02’), American Civic Educator awardee (2014), and served as the 2019-2020 Civics Teacher in Residence at the Library of Congress.

Courtroom 600 will connect World War II with the Holocaust through the story of Nuremberg.

Crimes Against Humanity, Indictment #4 (Demo Teacher Podcast)

The Nazis murdered millions of innocent men, women, children — even infants. What could make ordinary people participate in, or even just tolerate such evil? This 16-minute podcast from the Courtroom 600 Education Project, explores how Julius Streicher used modern techniques of mass media and marketing to persuade German people to hate Jews. The reason non-ideological Germans could become willing participants in the Holocaust, or at least be indifferent to the fate of Jews, was a constant barrage of Nazi hate propaganda. Throughout history, people have been persecuted and even murdered because of their religious beliefs. But the Nazis hated the Jews for their race, not their religion. They believed Jews were, by nature, biologically inferior—yet planning to take over the world and destroy it. Julius Streicher was convicted of Indictment #4: Crimes Against Humanity, in Courtroom 600 at the first Nuremberg trial. Following World War II, the victorious Allies (USA, Great Britain, France and the USSR) brought Nazi Germany’s leaders to justice through a series of trials between 1945-1949. Written and recorded by U.S. Holocaust Museum Teacher Fellow Dave Fript, this podcast series is designed to engage high school teachers, students and general audiences. For more information visit Courtroom600.org.

Podcast Transcript