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Featured GraphicFrom One Child to Another: Letters About The Holocaust



  • World History
  • Language Arts


  • 3-5
  • 6-8

Brief Description

Students read biographies of children who survived the Holocaust and write letters telling how those stories affected them.


Students will
  • read biographies.
  • write letters.


Holocaust, biography, letter writing, Jews, Nazi

Materials Needed

Children of the Holocaust
These materials can be printed if students do not have computer access.

Lesson Plan

Ask students to explore the biographies of Children of the Holocaust. Have each student select one biography and write a letter to that child, telling how the biography affected him or her. Explain to students that they should include specific details about this period in history and about the child's story. Older students might include details about how they think their own lives have been affected by the events of the Holocaust and its aftermath.


Students will be evaluated on how closely the contents of their letters correspond to the historical events described in the biographies.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Linda Starr

National Standards

Social Sciences:

Language Arts: