Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

In this lesson, students will explore the vice of self-deception in civil society in this lesson on civic virtue. Students will examine the life of Nazi Irma Grese who was an ordinary young woman who joined the Nazis and perpetrated great crimes in Auschwitz during the Holocaust. Students will analyze a historical narrative, discussion guide, photographs, and other activities to try to understand how an ordinary person could have deceived herself to adopt an ideology of hatred through blind obedience and its consequences.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > Civics
  • Social Studies > United States History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Civic Virtue; Individual responsibility; Equality; Majority Rule/ Minority rights; Liberty; Slavery; Liberty; Justice; World War II

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Update Standards?

D2.Civ.7.3-5: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Apply civic virtues and democratic principles in school settings.

D2.Civ.8.9-12: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Evaluate social and political systems in different contexts, times, and places, that promote civic virtues and enact democratic principles.

D2.Civ.10.9-12: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Analyze the impact and the appropriate roles of personal interests and perspectives on the application of civic virtues, democratic principles, constitutional rights, and human rights.

D2.His.3.9-12: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Use questions generated about individuals and groups to assess how the significance of their actions changes over time and is shaped by the historical context.
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