SS.912.W.7.8

Explain the causes, events, and effects of the Holocaust (1933-1945) including its roots in the long tradition of antisemitism, 19th century ideas about race and nation, and Nazi dehumanization of the Jews and other victims.
General Information
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade: 912
Strand: World History
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
2109310: World History (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
2109320: World History Honors (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
2109410: Jewish History (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
2109430: Holocaust Education (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
2109810: Florida’s Preinternational Baccalaureate World History (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
2109315: World History for Credit Recovery (Specifically in versions: 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
7921027: Access World History (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))
2100405: Holocaust Education Honors (Specifically in versions: 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
2100355: History and Contributions of Haiti in a Global Context (Specifically in versions: 2020 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SS.912.W.7.In.h: Recognize major effects of the Holocaust, including the Nazi dehumanization of Jews and other victims.
SS.912.W.7.Su.h: Recognize an effect of the Holocaust, including the Nazi dehumanization of Jews and other victims.
SS.912.W.7.Pa.h: Recognize a characteristic of discrimination.

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Lesson Plans

Nazi slave labor, cooperation, and opposition among occupied peoples of the Soviet Union: Two Regimes – Witness to War:

In this lesson, students use primary and secondary sources to examine life under Stalinist Soviet Union, before, during and after World War II. This resource helps support Florida’s State K-12 Holocaust Education Mandate.

Type: Lesson Plan

Through the Eye of the Needle: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz:

The purpose of this resource is to introduce students to the causes and effects of the Holocaust. Students will examine the ways in which Europe’s Jewish community was affected by the Holocaust. This resource introduces historical facts pertaining to Holocaust history and shows how they affected innocent people. Relating the experiences of a Jewish child and teenager, Esther Krinitz’s art and story provide a powerful lens through which students can view and reflect on important issues and themes raised by the Holocaust. Students will have an opportunity to work with powerful visuals and analyze personal experiences of a Holocaust survivor through guided discussion, writing activities, and research. This resource helps support Florida’s State K-12 Holocaust Education Mandate.

Type: Lesson Plan

Teaching Idea

Museum Guide for Educators: Remember, Educate, Empower:

This Museum Guide is designed to help educators prepare their students for a meaningful study of the Holocaust. It can be used in combination with a visit to The Florida Holocaust Museum (FHM) or as part of your standards-based world history instruction. This Guide is built around 3 concepts: Remember, Educate, Empower. The activities in the guide correspond with all 3 concepts and support incorporating Holocaust education into lesson plans, with or without a field trip to the Museum. Through this Guide, students will work with factual information and authentic stories of those who experienced the Holocaust first hand. It also includes numerous images from the FHM’s collection, a detailed bibliography, and a glossary. Educators can use this resource in its entirety or build their own lessons around excerpts that are most appropriate for their students. 

Through this resource:

  • Students will examine the ways in which Europe’s Jewish community was affected by the Holocaust.
  • Students will consider the long-term impact of the Holocaust on the 20th and 21st centuries.
  • Students will examine how the Nazi dehumanization of Jews allowed them to commit atrocities.
  • Students will learn to work with primary sources: artifacts and personal stories from the Holocaust. 

This resource helps support Florida’s State K-12 Holocaust Education Mandate.

Type: Teaching Idea

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