Contemporary Antisemitism

This Contemporary Antisemitism unit also includes:

Despite the recognized atrocities of the Holocaust, anti-semitism continues. The 11th and final installment of the Teaching the Holocaust series explores the long-term effects of the Holocaust on modern anti-semitism, asking pupils to consider how they would respond to incidents in their communities. The two-lesson set includes activities exploring modern statistics, image analysis, and discussion questions. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the Internet resources and questions to structure an in-class WebQuest on current expressions of anti-semitism
Classroom Considerations
  • Resource presents the movement to divest from Israel as a response to the treatment of Palestinians as inherently anti-semitic; teacher may need to find more balanced sourcing to include this aspect of the lesson
  • Images of anti-semitic propaganda may be upsetting to some learners
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Resource includes powerful testimony from Holocaust survivors and liberators
  • Primary source images are intriguing
  • Lessons are ready to implement with discussion questions and worksheets
Cons
  • Additional teacher research may be necessary to create a balanced lesson