Jeffrey W. Litzke, Commonwealth Connections Academy - Grade Level 10-12

Lesson Plan: Genocide, Holocaust and Human Rights Violations

Students will use Duffy’s Cut as a case study of a people experiencing discrimination and hatred, fleeing persecution and desperately seeking a new life.

Students will analyze and compare The Penal Laws, the Jim Crow Laws and the Nuremberg Laws to gain a deeper knowledge of how these government regulations were discriminatory, dehumanized “inferior” people and did as much to oppress foreign and native populations as any armed force.

Students will understand the fragility of human rights throughout history and articulate the importance of knowing and protecting their own rights.

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