THE HOLOCAUST: HIGH SCHOOL:
Frank, Anne. The Diary of a Young Girl / Anne Frank ; Translated from the Dutch by B.M. Mooyaart-Doubleday ; with an Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt ; and a New Preface by George Stevens. New York: Pocket Books, 1975. The diary of a young Jewish girl who spends her teenage years in hiding from the Germans during the Holocaust. Nonfiction, Grade 10-12.
Gies, Miep, and Alison Leslie Gold. Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Family. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988. The story of Miep Gies, the woman who hid Anne Frank and her family during the Second World War. Nonfiction, Grades 10-12.
Holzer Schirm, Joanie. Adventurers Against Their Will: Extraordinary World War II Stories of Survival, Escape, and Connection-Unlike Any Others. PeliPress, 2013. Based upon stories told to the author by her late father, Oswald A. Holzer, MD, and information gathered from WWII-era letters and documents. Nonfiction, Grades 9-12.
Klempner, Mark. The Heart Has Reasons: Holocaust Rescuers and Their Stories of Courage. Cleveland, Ohio: Pilgrim Press, 2006. Interviews with Dutch citizens that risks their life to save Jewish children during the Holocaust. Nonfiction, Grades 10-12.
Opdyke, Irene Gut, and Jennifer Armstrong. In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer. New York: Knopf, 1999. The true account of young girl who fought against the Hitler movement hiding and saving Jews from persecution. Nonfiction, Grades 10-12.
Orlev, Uri, and Hillel Halkin. The Lady with the Hat. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. Seventeen-year-old Yulek, is the only member of his family to survive the Holocaust. Unaware that his aunt in London is looking for him, he joins a group of young Jews preparing to live in Israel. Fiction, Grades, 10-12.
Rosenberg, Maxine B. Hiding to Survive: Stories of Jewish Children Rescued from the Holocaust. New York: Clarion Books, 1994. True accounts of fourteen Holocaust survivors who as children were hidden from the Nazis by non-Jews. Nonfiction, Grade 10-12.
Rossel, Seymour, and David A. Altshuler. The Holocaust: The World and the Jews, 1933-1945. West Orange, N.J.: Behrman House, 1992. Covers anti-Semitism in Europe, the treatment of Jews during the Holocaust, and the aftermath when the Nazi war criminals were brought to trial. Nonfiction, Grades 10-12.
Wiesel, Elie, and Marion Wiesel. Night. New York: Hill and Wang, 2006. The narrative of a boy who lived through Auschwitz and Buchenwald provides a short and terrible indictment of modern humanity. Nonfiction, Grades 10-12.
Student Travel – WWII Educational Tours
High school and college students, learn the leadership principles that helped win WWII on a trip to France or during a weeklong residential program in New Orleans. College credit is available, and space is limited.
See You Next Year! HS Yearbooks from WWII
Collected from across the United States, the words and pictures of these yearbooks present a new opportunity to experience the many challenges, setbacks and triumphs of the war through the eyes of America’s youth.
The Victory Gardens of WWII
Visit the Classroom Victory Garden Project website to learn about food production during WWII, find lesson plans and activities for elementary students, get tips for starting your own garden and try out simple Victory Garden recipes!
The Science and Technology of WWII
Visit our new interactive website to learn about wartime technical and scientific advances that forever changed our world. Incorporates STEM principles to use in the classroom.
Kids Corner: Fun and Games!
Make your own propaganda posters, test your memory, solve puzzles and more! Learn about World War II and have fun at the same time.