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Nazi Concentration Camps -- Map and Chart Reading Activities

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Subject:Mathematics, Geography, History
Grade: 6-8, 9-12

Brief Description
Featured Graphic Students use a chart showing the locations and number of deaths in Nazi camps to complete map and chart-reading skill work sheets.

Objectives

Students will

  • answer questions about an informational chart.
  • use an atlas and other geography resources to locate concentration camps on a regional map.

Keywords

Holocaust, concentration camps, Auschwitz

Materials Needed

a blank outline map of Europe (or print the map found at http://www.eduplace.com/ss/maps/pdf/eur_country.pdf or http://sf.factmonster.com/atlas/europe.html or )

Lesson Plan

Chart Reading Activity
Provide each student with a copy of the Concentration and Death Camps chart. Challenge students to use the chart to complete the chart reading activity and the mapping activity (below) linked to the chart. The chart-reading activity will work well with students in grades 4 and up. Answer Key

Mapping Activity
Challenge students to use atlases and other resources to locate on a map of Europe the locations of the ten concentration and death camps on the Concentration and Death Camps chart. Students might work in small groups to complete this activity. Answer Key for mapping activity: Use the map on about.com at http://history1900s.about.com/homework/history1900s/library/holocaust/aa062798.htm.

Assessment

Students will successfully complete the above activities.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World (based on a chart from about.com Holocaust's page at http://history1900s.about.com/homework/history1900s/library/holocaust/aa062798.htm)

Submitted By

Gary Hopkins

National Standards

Social Studies:
NSS-WH.5-12.8

Mathematics:
NM.5-8.8
NM.5-8.10
NM.9-12.10

Geography:
NSS-G.K-12.6
NSS-G.K-12.1

Originally published 06/12/2000
Links last updated 03/28/2006