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SS.912.A.6.3- Analyze the impact of the Holocaust during World War II on Jews as well as other groups. This lesson plan deals with understanding a period of history and the events that occurred during World War II, the impact of the Holocaust, and the people it affected.


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SOC.9-12.SS.912.A.6.3: Social Studies

Analyze the impact of the Holocaust during World War II on Jews as well as other groups.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.1.1: Social Studies

Use timelines to establish cause and effect relationships of historical events.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.1.2: Social Studies

Compare time measurement systems used by different cultures.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.1.3: Social Studies

Interpret and evaluate primary and secondary sources.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.1.4: Social Studies

Explain how historians use historical inquiry and other sciences to understand the past.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.1.5: Social Studies

Compare conflicting interpretations or schools of thought about world events and individual contributions to history (historiography).

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.1.6: Social Studies

Evaluate the role of history in shaping identity and character.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.2.1: Social Studies

Locate the extent of Byzantine territory at the height of the empire.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.2.2: Social Studies

Describe the impact of Constantine the Great's establishment of "New Rome" (Constantinople) and his recognition of Christianity as a legal religion.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.2.3: Social Studies

Analyze the extent to which the Byzantine Empire was a continuation of the old Roman Empire and in what ways it was a departure.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.2.4: Social Studies

Identify key figures associated with the Byzantine Empire.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.2.5: Social Studies

Explain the contributions of the Byzantine Empire.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.2.6: Social Studies

Describe the causes and effects of the Iconoclast controversy of the 8th and 9th centuries and the 11th century Christian schism between the churches of Constantinople and Rome.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.2.7: Social Studies

Analyze causes (Justinian's Plague, ongoing attacks from the "barbarians," the Crusades, and internal political turmoil) of the decline of the Byzantine Empire.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.2.8: Social Studies

Describe the rise of the Ottoman Turks, the conquest of Constantinople in 1453, and the subsequent growth of the Ottoman empire under the sultanate including Mehmet the Conquerer and Suleyman the Magnificent.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.2.9: Social Studies

Analyze the impact of the collapse of the Western Roman Empire on Europe.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.2.10: Social Studies

Describe the orders of medieval social hierarchy, the changing role of the Church, the emergence of feudalism, and the development of private property as a distinguishing feature of Western Civilization.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.2.11: Social Studies

Describe the rise and achievements of significant rulers in medieval Europe.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.2.12: Social Studies

Recognize the importance of Christian monasteries and convents as centers of education, charitable and missionary activity, economic productivity, and political power.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.2.13: Social Studies

Explain how Western civilization arose from a synthesis of classical Greco-Roman civilization, Judeo-Christian influence, and the cultures of northern European peoples promoting a cultural unity in Europe.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.2.14: Social Studies

Describe the causes and effects of the Great Famine of 1315-1316, The Black Death, The Great Schism of 1378, and the Hundred Years War on Western Europe.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.2.15: Social Studies

Determine the factors that contributed to the growth of a modern economy.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.2.16: Social Studies

Trace the growth and development of national identify in England, France, and Spain.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.2.17: Social Studies

Identify key figures, artistic, and intellectual achievements of the medieval period in Western Europe.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.2.18: Social Studies

Describe developments in medieval English legal and constitutional history and their importance to the rise of modern democratic institutions and procedures.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.2.19: Social Studies

Describe the impact of Japan's physiography on its economic and political development.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.2.20: Social Studies

Summarize the major cultural, economic, political, and religious developments in medieval Japan.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.2.21: Social Studies

Compare Japanese feudalism with Western European feudalism during the Middle Ages.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.2.22: Social Studies

Describe Japan's cultural and economic relationship to China and Korea.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.3.1: Social Studies

Discuss significant people and beliefs associated with Islam.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.3.2: Social Studies

Compare the major beliefs and principles of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.3.3: Social Studies

Determine the causes, effects, and extent of Islamic military expansion through Central Asia, North Africa, and the Iberian Peninsula.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.3.4: Social Studies

Describe the expansion of Islam into India and the relationship between Muslims and Hindus.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.3.5: Social Studies

Describe the achievements, contributions, and key figures associated with the Islamic Golden Age.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.3.6: Social Studies

Describe key economic, political, and social developments in Islamic history.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.3.7: Social Studies

Analyze the causes, key events, and effects of the European response to Islamic expansion beginning in the 7th century.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.3.8: Social Studies

Identify important figures associated with the Crusades.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.3.9: Social Studies

Trace the growth of major sub-Saharan African kingdoms and empires.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.3.10: Social Studies

Identify key significant economic, political, and social characteristics of Ghana.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.3.11: Social Studies

Identify key figures and significant economic, political, and social characteristics associated with Mali.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.3.12: Social Studies

Identify key figures and significant economic, political, and social characteristics associated with Songhai.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.3.13: Social Studies

Compare economic, political, and social developments in East, West, and South Africa.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.3.14: Social Studies

Examine the internal and external factors that led to the fall of the empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.3.15: Social Studies

Analyze the legacies of the Olmec, Zapotec, and Chavin on later Meso and South American civilizations.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.3.16: Social Studies

Locate major civilizations of Mesoamerica and Andean South America.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.3.17: Social Studies

Describe the roles of people in the Maya, Inca, and Aztec societies.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.3.18: Social Studies

Compare the key economic, cultural, and political characteristics of the major civilizations of Meso and South America.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.3.19: Social Studies

Determine the impact of significant Mesa and South American rulers such as Pacal the Great, Moctezuma I, and Huayna Capac.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.4.1: Social Studies

Identify the economic and political causes for the rise of the Italian city-states (Florence, Milan, Naples, Rome, Venice).

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.4.2: Social Studies

Recognize major influences on the architectural, artistic, and literary developments of Renaissance Italy (Classical, Byzantine, Islamic, Western European).

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.4.3: Social Studies

Identify the major artistic, literary, and technological contributions of individuals during the Renaissance.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.4.4: Social Studies

Identify characteristics of Renaissance humanism in works of art.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.4.5: Social Studies

Describe how ideas from the Middle Ages and Renaissance led to the Scientific Revolution.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.4.6: Social Studies

Describe how scientific theories and methods of the Scientific Revolution challenged those of the early classical and medieval periods.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.4.7: Social Studies

Identify criticisms of the Roman Catholic Church by individuals such as Wycliffe, Hus and Erasmus and their impact on later reformers.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.4.8: Social Studies

Summarize religious reforms associated with Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, Henry VIII, and John of Leyden and the effects of the Reformation on Europe.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.4.9: Social Studies

Analyze the Roman Catholic Church's response to the Protestant Reformation in the forms of the Counter and Catholic Reformation.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.4.10: Social Studies

Identify the major contributions of individuals associated with the Scientific Revolution.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.4.11: Social Studies

Summarize the causes that led to the Age of Exploration, and identify major voyages and sponsors.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.4.12: Social Studies

Evaluate the scope and impact of the Columbian Exchange on Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.4.13: Social Studies

Examine the various economic and political systems of Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, France, and England in the Americas.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.4.14: Social Studies

Recognize the practice of slavery and other forms of forced labor experienced during the 13th through 17th centuries in East Africa, West Africa, Europe, Southwest Asia, and the Americas.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.4.15: Social Studies

Explain the origins, developments, and impact of the trans-Atlantic slave trade between West Africa and the Americas.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.5.1: Social Studies

Compare the causes and effects of the development of constitutional monarchy in England with those of the development of absolute monarchy in France, Spain, and Russia.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.5.2: Social Studies

Identify major causes of the Enlightenment.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.5.3: Social Studies

Summarize the major ideas of Enlightenment philosophers.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.5.4: Social Studies

Evaluate the impact of Enlightenment ideals on the development of economic, political, and religious structures in the Western world.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.5.5: Social Studies

Analyze the extent to which the Enlightenment impacted the American and French Revolutions.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.5.6: Social Studies

Summarize the important causes, events, and effects of the French Revolution including the rise and rule of Napoleon.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.5.7: Social Studies

Describe the causes and effects of 19th Latin American and Caribbean independence movements led by people including Bolivar, de San Martin, and L' Ouverture.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.6.1: Social Studies

Describe the agricultural and technological innovations that led to industrialization in Great Britain and its subsequent spread to continental Europe, the United States, and Japan.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.6.2: Social Studies

Summarize the social and economic effects of the Industrial Revolution.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.6.3: Social Studies

Compare the philosophies of capitalism, socialism, and communism as described by Adam Smith, Robert Owen, and Karl Marx.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.6.4: Social Studies

Describe the 19th and early 20th century social and political reforms and reform movements and their effects in Africa, Asia, Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.6.5: Social Studies

Summarize the causes, key events, and effects of the unification of Italy and Germany.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.6.6: Social Studies

Analyze the causes and effects of imperialism.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.6.7: Social Studies

Identify major events in China during the 19th and early 20th centuries related to imperialism.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.7.1: Social Studies

Analyze the causes of World War I including the formation of European alliances and the roles of imperialism, nationalism, and militarism.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.7.2: Social Studies

Describe the changing nature of warfare during World War I.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.7.3: Social Studies

Summarize significant effects of World War I.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.7.4: Social Studies

Describe the causes and effects of the German economic crisis of the 1920s and the global depression of the 1930s, and analyze how governments responded to the Great Depression.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.7.5: Social Studies

Describe the rise of authoritarian governments in the Soviet Union, Italy, Germany, and Spain, and analyze the policies and main ideas of Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, and Francisco Franco.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.7.6: Social Studies

Analyze the restriction of individual rights and the use of mass terror against populations in the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, and occupied territories.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.7.7: Social Studies

Trace the causes and key events related to World War II.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.7.8: Social Studies

Explain the causes, events, and effects of the Holocaust (1933-1945) including its roots in the long tradition of anti-Semitism, 19th century ideas about race and nation, and Nazi dehumanization of the Jews and other victims.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.7.9: Social Studies

Identify the wartime strategy and post-war plans of the Allied leaders.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.7.10: Social Studies

Summarize the causes and effects of President Truman's decision to drop the atomic bombs on Japan.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.7.11: Social Studies

Describe the effects of World War II.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.8.1: Social Studies

Identify the United States and Soviet aligned states of Europe, and contrast their political and economic characteristics.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.8.2: Social Studies

Describe characteristics of the early Cold War.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.8.3: Social Studies

Summarize key developments in post-war China.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.8.4: Social Studies

Summarize the causes and effects of the arms race and proxy wars in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.8.5: Social Studies

Identify the factors that led to the decline and fall of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.8.6: Social Studies

Explain the 20th century background for the establishment of the modern state of Israel in 1948 and the ongoing military and political conflicts between Israel and the Arab-Muslim world.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.8.7: Social Studies

Compare post-war independence movements in African, Asian, and Caribbean countries.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.8.8: Social Studies

Describe the rise and goals of nationalist leaders in the post-war era and the impact of their rule on their societies.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.8.9: Social Studies

Analyze the successes and failures of democratic reform movements in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.8.10: Social Studies

Explain the impact of religious fundamentalism in the last half of the 20th century, and identify related events and forces in the Middle East over the last several decades.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.9.1: Social Studies

Identify major scientific figures and breakthroughs of the 20th century, and assess their impact on contemporary life.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.9.2: Social Studies

Describe the causes and effects of post-World War II economic and demographic changes.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.9.3: Social Studies

Explain cultural, historical, and economic factors and governmental policies that created the opportunities for ethnic cleansing or genocide in Cambodia, the Balkans, Rwanda, and Darfur, and describe various governmental and non-governmental responses to them.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.9.4: Social Studies

Describe the causes and effects of twentieth century nationalist conflicts.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.9.5: Social Studies

Assess the social and economic impact of pandemics on a global scale, particularly within the developing and under-developed world.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.9.6: Social Studies

Analyze the rise of regional trade blocs such as the European Union and NAFTA, and predict the impact of increased globalization in the 20th and 21st centuries.

SOC.9-12.SS.912.W.9.7: Social Studies

Describe the impact of and global response to international terrorism.
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Brandon Beaudoin
April 18, 2012

Way to rip off my lesson plan. I'm reporting you for academic dishonesty at UF.

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