Using the Nuremberg trials as a lens and storytelling as a teaching tool, students learn how history, ethics and morality, international law, and psychology are interconnected—how each played a part in causing one of the darkest hours of history.
A SUITE OF DIGITAL RESOURCES
Storytelling keeps learners engaged, integrated lessons save teachers time:
- 10 Minute “Bite-sized” Student Podcasts
- 50 Minute Immersive Teacher Podcasts—also suitable for general audience
- Primary Source Photo Galleries
- Downloadable Teacher Guides or Essential Questions for Class Discussion
- Downloadable Podcast Transcripts—Teacher and Student Versions
NUREMBERG INDICTMENTS BECOME PODCASTS
A unique approach to teaching World War II and the Holocaust using the Nuremberg trials as a foundation.
Podcast modules are designed to supplement AP/World History, European History, American History, AP Psychology, Civics, International Relations, and Holocaust education.
CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY: 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 evil without understanding both the ideology of antisemitism and how it functioned in Nazism. The Julius Streicher Case as part of Module 4, Crimes Against Humanity, provides a way to understand both—and can give students a broader context to understanding the Holocaust.
This lesson is timely not only because of the global rise of anti-Semitism, but also because it raises questions about political correctness, the concept of hate speech, and the limits of freedom of speech and press.
Education lead Dave Fript wrote and recorded this podcast. A Teaching Fellow of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Dave taught “The Nazi Mind” high school class about Nuremberg for over 35 years at Latin School Chicago.
Total run time is 16 minutes, full version will be 50 minutes.
Julius Streicher, publisher and editor of Der Stürmer and other rabidly anti-Semitic propaganda, was tried at Nuremberg, convicted and hanged. Streicher used his media, books, and speeches to spread and incite hate of the Jewish people.
The Courtroom 600 pilot site features 300+ images with captions and is designed for photo analysis learning activities. It was first tested at Arizona State University Teacher’s College (ASU), and has been viewed in over 50 countries.
Links to teacher and student worksheets are included along with a timeline of key events in WWII through the Nuremberg trials.
“Students were TRULY ENGAGED with the pilot site, your personal story, and goals of the project. Many were so fascinated by the pictures they didn’t allow enough time to thoroughly write their comments.
I can honestly say they loved it. I heard many ‘AHA’ comments and chatted with everyone while they reviewed the site. They were both amazed and appalled by what they were seeing — and were so impressed with the behind-the-scenes approach; they had never seen anything like it.”
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