Friday, December 30, 2011

Website Spotlight: America and the Holocaust


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/holocaust/

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

Introduction
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/holocaust/filmmore/description.html

Interview with Jan Karski: U.S. Knowledge of German Atrocities
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/holocaust/filmmore/reference/interview/karski01.html

Kurt Klein's story [click on the letter icons to read each letter]
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/holocaust/sfeature/index.html

Interactive map detailing American inaction
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/holocaust/maps/index.html

Rabbi Stephen Wise
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/holocaust/peopleevents/pandeAMEX101.html

Henry Morgenthau
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/holocaust/peopleevents/pandeAMEX97.html

We Will Never Die Pageant
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/holocaust/peopleevents/pandeAMEX104.html

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/World+War+II

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

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