FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Holocaust/WW II/Schindler’s List/CCSS Questions/Vocabulary/Prezi”

by Linda Jennifer

9th – 12th Grade


Holocaust-WW II-Schindler's List


Schindler’s List
the Holocaust
non-fictionThis is a small part of my larger TpT unit on Schindler’s List – my more in-depth unit combines the questions that are included here and adds other questions and competences:

Schindler’s List: test/essay questions/a Prezi.

The CCSS “lay out a vision of what it means to be a literate person in the 21st century.” Integrating film into your curriculum is an excellent way to satisfy many of the new Common Core State Standards.

You don’t need to show entire films, just short clips of these films, to develop competences deemed essential in the new CCSS guidelines.


➢ A PREZI with clips from the film

➢ A multiple choice quiz with six questions and answers

➢ Vocabulary – definitions for words that are crucial for understanding the Holocaust

➢ Information on Oskar Schindler

➢ Essay questions and discussion questions

➢ Questions aligned with ELA-Literacy CCSS 8-12 – in particular with the following standards:

I teach SCHINDLER’S LIST as a TEXTURE TEXT or a CONTEXT TEXT usually alongside THE REPUBLIC. It is an excellent film to use when studying philosophical concepts including, but not limited to, the following: morality, ethics, sacrifice, freedom, courage, and the power of hope.

If you are interested in engaging your students in higher order thinking (focusing on texts and ideas that raise questions regarding justice, mercy, power, ethics, and hope) please FOLLOW ME to be informed of my upcoming units on Plato’s Republic and Nietzsche’s Thus Spake Zarathustra. I have several posted already. See the following:

What is Textual Analysis? Unit #2.


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Keywords: Non-fiction; Textual Analysis; political philosophy; History; social studies; ELA; Literature; logic; essay questions; CCSS; study guide; vocabulary

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