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Mr. Schulkin

Daily Assignments

Spring Semester

Jan. 13     Jan. 20     Jan. 27      Feb. 3      Feb. 10    Feb. 17     Feb. 24      March 3     March 10

March 31     April 7     April 14    April 21    April 28    May 5       May 12      May 19                

Explanation of Course Goals and Rationale

Week of January 13

Jan. 13: Introduction:   Remembering: Lessons and Misunderstandings   (Day 1)
Jan. 15: Friedrich, pp 1-74t and "Eyewitness," pp 1-5t.   (Day 3)
First Journal Entry due in class on January 17.
Jan. 17: 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

Week of January 20

Jan. 22: Friedrich, pp 74t-103b and "Eyewitness," pp 5t-14.   (Day 7)
Discuss paper assignment.
Jan. 24: Friedrich, pp 103b-138.   (Day 9)
Lecture: History as Memory.   Introduce simulation.

Week of January 27

Jan. 28: Paper on Friedrich and "Eyewitness" due.   (Day 1)
Lecture: The Nazi Dictatorship.
Jan. 30: Discussion of "Major Issues in the Study of the Holocaust," part I.   (Day 3)
Mini-lecture: New Perspectives on "The Final Solution."

Week of February 3

Feb. 3: Small Group Discussion of Kershaw, "Hitler and the Holocaust."   (Day 5)
Begin review for exam.
Feb. 5: Discussion of "Major Issues in the Study of the Holocaust," part II.   (Day 7)
Continue exam review: Germany's Allies and Collaborators.
Feb. 7: Primary Sources and Survivor Testimony compared.   (Day 9)

Week of February 10

Feb. 11: Essay exam on "Major Issues," parts I and II.   (Day 1)
Feb. 13 Au Revoir Les Enfants.   (Day 3)

Week of February 17

Feb. 19: Au Revoir Les Enfants.   (Day 5)
Feb. 21: Night, 1-43.   (Day 7)
Journal response to Au Revoir Les Enfants due.


Week of February 24

Feb. 25: Night, 43-109.   Discuss paper assignment.   (Day 9)
Feb. 27: Video: Kitty: Return to Auschwitz.   (Day 1)

Week of March 3

March 3: Photo Tour of Nazi Camps   (Day 3)
Paper on Night due.
March 5: Lecture: Jewish Resistance   (Day 5)
March 7: Video: Escape From Sobibor   (Day 7)
Journal response to Kitty: Return to Auschwitz due.


Week of March 10

March 11: Video: Escape From Sobibor   (Day 9)
March 13: Video: Weapons of the Spririt.   (Day 1)
Journal response to Escape From Sobibor due.


Fourth Quarter Assignments

Week of March 31

March 31: Video: The Wannsee Conference   (Day 1)
Wannsee Protocol: January 20, 1942
April 2: Ordinary Men, preface and chapters 1-4.   (Day 3)
April 4: Ordinary Men, chapters 5-8.   (Day 5)

Week of April 7

April 8: Ordinary Men, chapters 9-13.   (Day 7)
April 10: Ordinary Men, chapters 14-17.   (Day 9)
Hand out paper assignment.

Week of April 14

April 14: Ordinary Men, chapter 18.   (Day 1)
Work in small groups on paper assignment.
April 16: Continue discussion of paper assignment.   (Day 3)
April 18: Film: Europa, Europa.   (Day 5)
Paper on Ordinary Men due.

Week of April 21

April 22: Film: Europa, Europa.   (Day 7)
April 24: Discussion and in-class response to Europa, Europa.   (Day 9)

Week of April 28

April 28: Maus, volume I.   (Day 1)
April 30: Maus, volume II.   (Day 3)
May 2: The Complete Maus.   (Meet in computer lab)   (Day 5)

Week of May 5

May 6: Discussion of The Complete Maus.   (Day 7)
In-class essay on The Complete Maus.
May 8: Nightfather, pp 1-88.   (Day 9)

Week of May 12

May 12: Nightfather, pp 89-136.   (Day 1)
May 14: Comparison of Maus and Nightfather.   (Day 3)
May 16: Review for final examination.   (Day 5)

Week of May 19

May 19: Senior 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.