Night

Night

The Author
weisel in camp

Close up:
closer
"...indifferent—for whatever reason—is to deny not only the
validity of existence, but also its beauty. Betray, and you are a man;
torture your neighbor, you’re still a man. Evil is human, weakness is
human; indifference is not."
- Elie Wiesel, The Town Beyond the Wall

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE NOVEL NIGHT:

Setting: Auschwitz Drone Fly-Over


Introductory PowerPoint

Notes to go Along with Intro

Resources:

Complete Student Packet

Map of Concentration Camps

 

SURVIVAL AND FAITH

(CHARTS TO TRACE THESE TWO THEMES THROUGHOUT THE NOVEL):

 Faith Chart
Survival Chart

Modern Connections:

Is Racism Still an Issue Today?

Map of Current Hate Groups

An Interesting Article About the Word "Ghetto"

Elections: Our class will be divided into historical parties for a debate. If you miss class that day, you may print out the worksheet and write a three paragraph persuasive argument for one party as an alternative make-up assignment.

The Question of Human Nature: The following documentary gives us a glimpse into how easily prejudice and hatred can form under certain social conditions. We will be watching, analyzing and responding to it in class after we finish the novel Night:

A Class Divided

Historical Context:

Hitler's Relationship with his mother

EUGENICS

Notes to go Along with Eugenics

Milgram's Experiment:

Sociology Professor: Boycotting Exam Experiment

The Final Solution  

Understanding Six Million Deaths

PROPAGANDA
Nazi Prop

Nazi Use of Propaganda:

Propaganda Techniques
Notes to go Along with Propaganda 

5 Poisonous Mushroom.pdf

Hitler's speech to German Youth
 
The only recording of Hitler's normal speaking voice

MEDICAL EXPERIMENTATION

Notes to go along with Medical Experimentation:
 

A Mysterious Town:

 

Twin Survivors:

Another interview with a twin survivor:

A Family that survived the Holocaust in a cave:


ABC US News | World News

Euthanasia:

Liberation Footage:

Liberation of Auschwitz Footage

Internet Research Picture Project:
You will be asked to bring in a photograph from your life that you feel captures the essence and characteristics of your family or lifestyle. Pick one that you can use for a project, not a one of a kind, irreplaceable photo that you do not want to glue to construction paper.  

Use the following direct link to access the photo archive website referred to in your assignment sheet:

Photo Archives Online Catalog

 

A peek at the Museum:

Holocaust Museum Field Trip:
Field Trip Permission Slip: Placeholder TBD

Response after reading and viewing these modern day issues:
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