DEVELOPING AN INQUIRY
Students will be able to…
- Formulate a question to guide investigations into Nazi camps during the Holocaust
- Use the Social Studies inquiry process to design a significant question related to Nazi camps during the Holocaust
- Apply elements of the Social Studies inquiry process to investigate the many Nazi camps during the Holocaust
DEVELOPING AN INQUIRY: CAMPS
Using the Activity Sheet: The Inquiry Cycle as a guide, and incorporating the recommended testimony as a source, design a powerful question related to the topic of Nazi camps during the Holocaust.
- Prisoners were forced to perform slave labour by the Nazis, particularly toward the end of the Second World War. Research this phenomenon.
- Research what Jews knew about the camps before they were transported to them. How did the Nazis keep their plans and actions a secret?
- Research acts of armed resistance in the camps. Options include:
- Treblinka, August 1943;
- Sobibor, October 1943;
- Auschwitz, October 1944;
- What were the obstacles to armed resistance in Nazi camps? What led to the acts of armed resistance? What were the consequences?