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Always Remember

Mr. Schulkin

Daily Assignments

Fall Semester

Aug. 26     Sept. 1     Sept. 8      Sept. 15      Sept. 22    Sept. 29     Oct. 6      Oct. 13     Oct. 20

Oct. 27      Nov. 3     Nov. 10    Nov. 17       Nov. 24    Dec. 1       Dec. 8      Dec. 15        * * *

Explanation of Course Goals and Rationale

Week of August 26

Aug. 26: Introduction:   Remembering: Lessons and Misunderstandings   (Day 1)
Aug. 28: Friedrich, pp 1-74t and "Eyewitness," pp 1-5t.   (Day 3)
First Journal Entry due in class on Sept. 2.

September 1

Sept. 2: Memory and the World Wide Web.   (Meet in the computer lab)   (Day 5)
Learning Site for Students: Jews in Pre-War Germany.
Simon Wiesenthal Center's Interpretation of Kristallnacht

Sept 4: Friedrich, pp 74t-103b and "Eyewitness," pp 5t-14.   (Day 7)
Discuss paper assignment.

Week of September 8

Sept. 8: Friedrich, pp 103b-138.   (Day 9)
Lecture: History as Memory.   Introduce simulation.
Sept: 10 Paper on Friedrich and "Eyewitness" due.   (Day 1)
Lecture: The Nazi Dictatorship.
Sept. 12: Discussion of "Major Issues in the Study of the Holocaust," part I.   (Day 3)
Mini-lecture: New Perspectives on "The Final Solution."

Week of September 15

Sept 16: Small Group Discussion of Kershaw, "Hitler and the Holocaust."   (Day 5)
Begin review for exam.
Sept. 18: Discussion of "Major Issues in the Study of the Holocaust," part II.   (Day 7)
Continue exam review: Germany's Allies and Collaborators.

Week of September 22

Sept. 22: Essay exam on "Major Issues," parts I and II.   (Day 9)
Sept. 24: Night, 1-43.   (Day 1)
Sept. 26: Night, 43-109.   Discuss paper assignment.   (Day 3)

Week of September 29

Sept. 30: Video: Kitty: Return to Auschwitz.   (Day 5)
Oct. 2: Video: Au Revoir Les Enfants.   (Day 7)


Week of October 6

Oct. 6: Video: Au Revoir Les Enfants.   (Day 9)
Paper on Night due.
Oct. 8: Photo Tour of Nazi Camps.   (Day 1)
Oct. 10: Lecture: Jewish Resistance.   (Day 3)
Journal response to Au Revoir Les Enfants due.

Week of October 13

Oct. 15: Video: Escape From Sobibor.   (Day 5)
Oct. 17: Video: Escape From Sobibor.   (Day 7)
Journal response to Kitty: Return to Auschwitz due.

Second Quarter Assignments

Week of October 20

Oct. 22: Video: The Wannsee Conference.   (Day 9)
Wannsee Protocol: January 20, 1942
Journal response to Escape From Sobibor due.
Oct. 24: Ordinary Men, preface and chapters 1-4.   (Day 1)

Week of October 27

Oct. 28: Ordinary Men, chapters 5-8.   (Day 3)
Oct. 30: Ordinary Men, chapters 9-13.   (Day 5)

Week of November 3

Nov. 4: Ordinary Men, chapters 14-17.   (Day 7)
Hand out paper assignment.
Nov. 6: Ordinary Men, chapter 18.   (Day 9)
Discuss paper assignment.

Week of November 10

Nov. 10: Film: Europa, Europa.   (Day 1)
Nov. 12: Film: Europa, Europa.   (Day 3)
Paper on Ordinary Men due.
Nov. 14: Discussion and in-class response to Europa, Europa.   (Day 5)

Week of November 17

Nov. 18: Maus, volume I.   (Day 7)
Nov. 20: Maus, volume II.   (Day 9)

Week of November 24

Nov. 24: The Complete Maus.   (Meet in computer lab).   (Day 1)
Nov. 26: Discussion of The Complete Maus.   (Day 3)

Week of December 1

Dec. 2: Video: Weapons of the Spririt.   (Day 5)
Essay on The Complete Maus due.
Dec. 4: Nightfather, pp 1-88.   (Day 7)

Week of December 8

Dec. 8: Nightfather, pp 89-136.   (Day 9)
Dec. 10: Comparison of Maus and Nightfather.   (Day 1)
Dec. 12: Review for final examination.   (Day 3)

Week of December 15

Dec. 15: Reading Day

         The final examination will consist of a single essay question comparing the strengths and weaknesses of Maus and Nightfather as depictions of both the Holocaust itself and the impact of the Holocaust on survivors and their children.    A required course evaluation will be due on the day of the exam.