Day 1

MAUS Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Racism and Genocide in the Modern Age

    Kind of Activity:

    Long-term Project


    For students to place the racism and genocide that occur in Maus in a greater historical context

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.2 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.7


    Divide students into groups of four or five. Each group will be given a case of major racial discrimination/genocide to research, e.g. the events during the colonization of North America by European communities; the Khmer Rouge regime; the Rwandan genocide; the Kurdish genocide/al-Anfal genocide, etc. Research will be performed at school library and computer...

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