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Mrs. Lenzi Hart from Shallowater TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning From the Past to Improve Our Future: Holocaust Studies

Help me give my students a window to the past. We will need a class set of our non-fiction book, The Nazi Hunters, and will pair it with a Lit Circle series of Holocaust fiction novels.

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My Students

My students are caring, compassionate, and down-to-earth. Being in a small town makes it easy for students to stay grounded and connected, but students in this tiny town are very much like kids from an era most people consider to be extinct. These kids play outside, rove in packs around town, playing football, picking up a game of basketball, or having an unplanned water balloon fight in the middle of their neighborhood. Most students start school in Pre-K, and stay here until graduation day. This creates a unique, close-knit, and safe learning environment for students.

My Project

The Holocaust is an era of our history that many would like to forget. Unfortunately, that is exactly what is happening in our society today. A startling percentage of adults know little to nothing about this horrific event in human history, and it is important that students are reminded of the ramifications of power that goes unchecked.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum points out that "The Holocaust was not an accident in history; it occurred because individuals, organizations, and governments made choices that not only legalized discrimination but also allowed prejudice, hatred, and ultimately mass murder to occur." Students must know how the roots of evil can spread and what we as responsible citizens of the world can do to stop this from ever happening again.

Through analysis of the nonfiction (and action-packed book), The Nazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb, students will learn about the pursuit and capture of Adolf Eichmann, the head of operations for the Nazis' Final Solution. The trial and prosecution of Eichmann played a pivotal role in our global history - the importance and impact of this event will also be related to current events and atrocities still going on in our world.

Paired with the study of The Nazi Hunters, students will make connections across genres while reading a young adult historical fiction book of their choice, also set during this tragic time period. Students will be organized into book clubs based on their title selection. These clubs will meet regularly throughout the course of our Holocaust unit to discuss observations, connections, patterns, and emerging themes found in their chosen novels.

The books that this project will fund are so important to the success of this unit!

Mrs. Lenzi Hart
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazis • Amazon Business $9.11 35 $318.85
Prisoner B-3087 • Amazon Business $15.29 9 $137.61
Resistance • Amazon Business $12.32 10 $123.20
The Librarian of Auschwitz • Amazon Business $13.99 8 $111.92
The Berlin Boxing Club • Amazon Business $9.11 12 $109.32
Girl in the Blue Coat • Amazon Business $7.71 10 $77.10
Prisoner B-3087 • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29

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