Being a Bystander
Kind of Activity:
Students will discuss the ways people who were not Jewish may have responded to the situation in Amsterdam, investigate the reasons that bystanders would not or could not intervene in unjust circumstances, and write from the perspectives of bystanders under Nazi rule.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.2
Initiate a classwide discussion on the people of Amsterdam. Why do the students think they allowed the Jews to be persecuted in ways both large and small during the lead-up to and duration of the war?
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