Holocaust and Individuality

Look at the following map to remind yourself of the sheer numbers involved in the Holocaust.

holstata3

Having done this, follow one of the links provided to discover individual stories:

Voices from the Inferno: Survivors describe the last months in the Warsar Ghetto

The Untold Stories: The Murder of Jews in the Occupied Territories of the former USSR

Transports to Extinction: Holocaust Transport Database

Holocaust Survivor Video Testimony

The Righteous Among The Nations

Take 10 – 15 mintues to craft a response to the concept of individuality and the holocaust. Use the following excerpt from novelist Vladimir Nabokov to help if you wish. Please post your response in the comments box before you leave the classroom.

“Aunt Rosa, a fussy, angular, wild-eyed old lady, who had lived in a tremulous world of bad news, bankruptcies, train accidents, cancerous growths—until the Germans put her to death, together with all the people she had worried about.”
-Vladimir Nabokov

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Japanese Religion and Philosophy

Use the following table to organise your notes as you explore the religions and philosophies of Medieval Japan.

As always in History, you should be able to support your ideas with evidence. Use your text book (ps.186 – 189) and the websites provided, along with any other research you conduct.

You will research 3 movements, and should spend 15 minutes on each one.

What

What are the main tenets of this religion or philosophy?

What are its teachings?

 

 

Who

Who are the followers?

Who leads this movement?

Who founded this movement?

Where

Where did this movement come from?

Where does it enjoy popularity?

When

When did this movement begin?

 

How

How does this movement teach people to live?

How should a follower behave?

Why

Why do you think this movement was developed – what opportunities did it provide?

 

Shinto:

BBC Website

Zen Buddhism:

BBC Website

Bushido:

PBS Website


Kokoda

This documentary “Kokoda Front Line” won the 1943 Academy Award for Best Short Documentary:

From the recent movie “Kakoda”:

Indus Valley Civilisation

Today we begin our exploration of the ancient Indian civilisations … that’s right, two for the price of one!

First up : Indus Valley Civilisation:

Under the heading “Crash Course: The Indus Valley Civilization”, please answer the following questions in full sentences.

 

1/ According to John Green, what prejudice exists in the word ‘civilisation’?

2/ What are the 4 symptoms of civilisations, according to John Green?

3/ What main advantage do river civilisations have?

4/ Using Crash Course and p. 28-287, describe the cities of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro (4 – 5 sentences).

5/ Who did the Indus Valley trade with? What did they trade?

6/ What three theories describe the demise of the Indus Valley civilization?

7/ What very important concept beginning with  the letter ‘C’ does John Green use to compare the human need for civilization … with being a good friend?

Introduction to the Holocaust

Please watch the following interactive map, produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

As you watch this clip try to make connections between the events of WWII and the onset of the Holocaust, and consider the following questions:

  • When did the Holocaust start?
  • Where did it occur?
  • Why did it occur?
  • How did it occur?
  • Who was involved?

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