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"Always Remember"                               Dr. Schulkin

Daily Assignments: Week by Week                 Spring 2001
Jan. 15     Jan. 22     Jan. 29      Feb. 5      Feb. 12    Feb. 19     Feb. 26      March 5     March 12

April 2     April. 9     April 16    April 23    April 30    May 7       May 14      May 21                

Explanation of Course Goals and Rationale

Week of January 15

Jan. 17:    Introduction:   Remembering the Holocaust   (Day 2)

Jan. 19:     My German Question, ix-56.   Memoir as Memory.   (Day 4)

        First journal entry due.


Week of January 22

Jan. 23:      My German Question, 57-137.   Compare with History as Memory.   (Day 6)

Jan. 25:      My German Question, 138-184.    (Day 8)

Week of January 29

Jan. 29:    History as Memory: Germans and Nazis.   (Day 10)
        Second journal entry due.

Jan. 31:    Memory and the World Wide Web.   (Meet in the computer lab)
                  Learning Site for Students: Nazi Rule.   (Day 2)
Feb. 2:      Learning Site for Students:  Jews in Pre-War Germany. 
        Read "Major Issues," part I.   (Meet in computer lab)   (Day 4)

Week of February 5

Feb. 6:     Learning Site for Students: The Final Solution.   (Day 6)
                 Response to My German Question due.   (Meet in computer lab)

Feb. 8:     "Major Issues in the Study of the Holocaust," part I.   (Day 8)
       Begin lecture on "The Nazi Dictatorship."


Week of February 12

Feb. 12:     "Major Issues in the Study of the Holocaust," part II.   (Day 10)

Feb. 14:      Lecture: Hitler and the "Final Solution"   (Day 2)

          Journal entry on Learning Site for Students due.


Week of February 19

Feb. 20:      Review for exam on "Major Issues."   (Day 4)

Feb. 22:      Exam on "Major Issues."   (Day 6)


Week of February 26

Feb. 26:       Au Revoir Les Enfants.   (Day 8)

Feb. 28:       Au Revoir Les Enfants.   (Day 10)

March. 2:    Weapons of the Spirit.   (Day 2)

           Journal entry on Au Revoir Les Enfants due.  


Week of March 5

March 6:     Night, 1-43.   (Day 4)

March 8:     Night, 43-109.   Discuss paper assignment.   (Day 6)


Week of March 12

March 12:     Paper on Night due.  
            Video: Kitty: Return to Auschwitz.   (Day 8)
March 14:     Exploration of Official Auschwitz Web Site.
            (Meet in Computer Lab).   (Day 10)

March 16:      Discussion of Survival in Auschwitz.   (Day 2)


Fourth Quarter Assignments: Revised Edition

Week of April 2

April 2:          Lecture: Resistance.   Letter to Kitty Hart-Moxon due.   (Day 2)

April 4:          Ordinary Men, preface and chapters 1-3.   (Day 4)

April 5:          Film:  Escape From Sobibor.   (8 p.m.: 4815 Booth)

Week of April 9

April 11:        No class meeting.   (Day 8).

April 12:        Ordinary Men, chapters 4-6.   (Day 10)

             Journal entry on Escape From Sobibor due.  

Week of April 16

April 16:        Ordinary Men, chapters 7-9.   (Day 2)

April 18:        Ordinary Men, chapters 10-13.   (Day 4)

April 20:        Ordinary Men, chapters 14-17.   Hand out essay topics.   (Day 6)

Week of April 23

April 24:        Ordinary Men, chapter 18.   Discuss essay topics.   (Day 8)

April 26:        In-class essay on Ordinary Men.   (Day 10)

Week of April 30

April 30:         Maus, volume I.   (Day 2)

May 2:           Maus, volume II.   (Day 4)

May 4:           The Complete Maus.   (Meet in computer lab)   (Day 6)

Week of May 7

May 8:           Discussion of The Complete Maus.    In-class essay.   (Day 8)

May 10:         Read Nightfather.   Discussion of Nightfather.   (Day 10)


Week of May 14

May 14:         Comparison of Maus and Nightfather.   (Day 2)

May 16:         Review for final examination.   (Day 4)

May 18:         Review for final examination.   (Day 6)


Week of May 21

May 21:         Senior Reading Day.   (Day 8)

The final exam will consist of a single essay question comparing the impact of the Holocaust on survivors and their children as depicted in Maus, Nightfather, and Kitty: Return to Auschwitz.    A required course evaluation will be due on the day of the exam.