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?

It’s impossible to grasp why people committed such acts of extraordinary evil without understanding both the ideology of antisemitism and how it functioned in Nazism. The Streicher Case as part of Module 4, provides a way to understand both—and can give students a broader context to understand the Holocaust.

Module 4: Crimes Against Humanity is timely not only because of the re-emergence of antisemitism, but also because it raises questions about political correctness, the concept of hate speech, and the limits of freedom of speech and press.

Courtroom 600 Education Advisor Dave Fript wrote and recorded this demo teacher podcast. A Teaching Fellow of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Dave taught “The Nazi Mind” class for over 35 years in a Chicago high school. Read his blog post about why Nuremberg needs to be taught now.

This podcast  is 16 minutes long, a full-length version for teachers (and general audiences), will be 50 minutes. Student podcasts will be bite-sized at 10 minutes.

Photo galleries, teacher guides, and curated resource links will accompany all Courtroom 600 Podcast Modules.