Time is the most valuable commodity a teacher has. Courtroom 600’s podcast modules will use the Nuremberg trials to help teachers cover Nazi Germany, WWII and the consequences of that war, more efficiently and in less time. These modules can be taught as stand-alone units or combined for longer and more in-depth study.
For visual learners, our 300-image, primary source gallery is being used in national classrooms for photo analysis learning activities.
PHASE 1: PODCAST MODULES
Designed to help teachers ramp in quickly, each Courtroom 600 module includes:
- 50 Minute Immersive Teacher Podcasts—also suitable for general audiences
- 10 Minute “Bite-sized” Student Podcasts
- Primary Source Photo Galleries
- Downloadable Teacher Guides or Essential Questions for Class Discussions
- Downloadable Podcast Transcripts—Teacher and Student Versions
THE 4 INDICTMENT MODULES
We’re currently fundraising to develop these four modules, our core education resources designed to supplement AP/World History, European History, American History, AP Psychology, Civics, International Relations, and Holocaust education.
INDICTMENT 4 DEMO PODCAST:
THE JULIUS STREICHER CASE
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.
This module is timely not only because of the re-emergence 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.
Our education lead Dave Fript wrote and recorded this podcast. A history teacher emeritus and U.S. Holocaust Museum Teacher Fellow, Dave taught “The Nazi Mind” high school class about Nuremberg for over 35 years.
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.
OUR PILOT WEBSITE
The Courtroom 600 pilot website 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), where future K-12 social studies teachers are experiencing history through primary sources.
The site includes links to teacher and student worksheets plus 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.”