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What If ... Worksheet - Google Drive

What If ... Worksheet - Google Drive | WWII Depth Unit | Scoop.it
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Here is the worksheet created to accompany the Evidence File and scaffold the construction of students' arguments in preparation for the writing of the newspaper editorial and the spectrum and debate activity. 

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Ausvels: australian curriculum: history level 10: The Modern World and Australia

Overview of the AusVELS curriculum for Year 10 History.

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This site has created a version of the Year 10 AusVELS so that they can be more easily read and used. 

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Free Newspapers Templates - Print and Digital | Makemynewspaper.com

Free Newspapers Templates - Print and Digital | Makemynewspaper.com | WWII Depth Unit | Scoop.it
Free Online Designer Templates for print and digital newspapers.
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This site is particularly useful if you wish to create an entire newspaper with the class. 

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The Newspaper Clipping Image Generator - Create your own fun newspaper

The Newspaper Clipping Image Generator - Create your own fun newspaper | WWII Depth Unit | Scoop.it
Make a newspaper clipping with your own headline and story. In example to surprise friends and coworkers, send a birthday greeting or to give your next blog entry a special look.
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I have mocked up a Newspaper article from June 20, 1944 here to demonstrate how an article might be created for the activity in class. 

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Churchill and the Holocaust: The Possible and Impossible

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The Churchill Centre was created to keep the memory of Winston Churchill alive. This site covers his life, including when he was Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War Two.
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This speech outlines historian Martin Gilbert's interpretation of British policy and Prime Minister Churchill's attitude towards the Nazi death camps, and Auschwitz in particular. 

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Auschwitz Protocols - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Auschwitz Protocols

The Auschwitz Protocols , also known as the Auschwitz Reports , is a collection of three eyewitness reports from 1943-44 about the mass murder that was taking place inside the Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland during the Second World War.

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Although Wikipedia is a terrible stopping point for research, this article contains some excellent background information for answering the questions of 'What did the Allies know?' and 'When did the Allies know it?'

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The Bombing of Auschwitz Revisited: A Critical Analysis

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Abstract: The Allies did not bomb Auschwitz as requested in 1944, and this has come to symbolise in the popular mind callous indifference to—or even complicity in—the crimes the Nazis committed there, and indeed all of the failures of American and British refugee policy from at least 1938. Such a perspective was promoted by David Wyman in a 1978 article and a 1984 book. Unfortunately these contain, in Dr. Levy's judgment, numerous mistakes, misrepresenting 1944 opinion (jewish and non–jewish, civilian and military), making many errors when discussing the operational problems and ignoring the command problems that would have been involved, and—against considerable evidence—claiming that bombing the gas chambers and crematoria would have saved many lives. This article presents contrary evidence and conclusions.

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Topography of Terror

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Topography of Terror

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We have used sources from a book produced by this centre. They have done great work to collate evidence of the Holocaust and are well worth a visit. 

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Auschwitz environs, summer 1944

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This map outlines the situation of the three Auschwitz camps in relation to each other and the slave labour factories nearby. 

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Lesson Plan | History | Group Presentation - Google Drive

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Here is a link to our Lesson Plan. 

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What If the Allies Had Bombed Auschwitz?

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Most “what if” scenarios begin with a plausible rewrite of a historical event; the bombing of Auschwitz does not. As the historical record makes clear, those who could have authorized the attack firmly rejected the idea.
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We use this alternate history passage to engage students with the question of whether the Allies should have bombed Auschwitz or not. 

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Newspaper generator

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Here is an alternate tool to create a newspaper article. It's less impressive than the newspaper clipping or the newspaper template sites. 

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The Auschwitz Album

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Lili Jacob stumbled across a photographic album detailing the transportation of the Jews to Auschwitz. This rare set of primary sources is one of the few photographic accounts evidencing the arrival of the Jews to the Nazi death camps. 

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Auschwitz and Birkenau: Why the World War II Photo Interpreters Failed to

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This article outlines why the photographic interpreters did not recognise the death camps from the intelligence aerial photographs taken during WWII.

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The United States and the Holocaust: Why Auschwitz was not Bombed

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This article is a starting point for understanding why the US did not bomb the death camps at Auschwitz. 

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Night: Elie Wiesel, Marion Wiesel: 9780374500016: Amazon.com: Books

Night

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Elie Wiesel survived Auschwitz and this book outlines his experience in the Nazi depth camps. 

From Amazon: "Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man."

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The Auschwitz Album

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These aerial photographs were taken by US airforce planes, although the photographic interpreters never realised what they were looking at until after the war. 

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