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Mr. Schulkin

Daily Assignments

Fall Semester

Aug. 30     Sept. 6     Sept. 13      Sept. 20      Sept. 27    Oct. 4     Oct. 11      Oct. 18

Oct. 25      Nov. 1      Nov. 8       Nov. 15      Nov. 22    Nov. 29    Dec. 6       Dec. 13

Explanation of Course Goals and Rationale

Week of August 30

Sept. 1: Introduction:   Remembering: Lessons and Misunderstandings   (Day 2)
Handout study guide to The Nazi Officer's Wife.
Sept. 3: Reading quiz covering The Nazi Officer's Wife, chapters 1-7.   (Day 4)
First Journal Entry due at the beginning of class on Sept. 8.


September 6

Sept. 8: Video: The Nazi Officer's Wife.   Compare video with book.   (Day 6)
Sept 10: Reading quiz covering The Nazi Officer's Wife, chapters 8-13.   Finish watching video.   (Day 8)
Discuss paper assignment.


Week of September 13

Sept. 14: Discussion of "Eyewitness," pp 1-7b.   (Day 10)
Sept: 16 Read "Eyewitness," pp 7b-14.   Journal response to "Eyewitness" due at the beginning class.   (Day 2)
Video: America and the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference


Week of September 20

Sept. 20: Paper on The Nazi Officer's Wife due.   Lecture: The Nazi Dictatorship   (Day 4)
Sept 22: Journal response to America and the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference due at the beginning of class.
Small Group Discussion of Kershaw, "Hitler and the Holocaust."   (Day 6)
Sept. 24: Lecture: Differing Interpretations of the Origin of the Final Solution.   (Day 8)
Begin exam review.


Week of September 27

Sept. 28: Discussion of "Major Issues in the Study of the Holocaust," part II.   (Day 10)
Continue exam review.
Sept. 30: Essay exam on Origins of Final Solution or Germany's Collaborators.   (Day 2)


Week of October 4

Oct. 4: Night, 1-43.   (Day 4)
Oct. 6: Night, 43-109.   Discuss paper assignment.   (Day 6)
Oct. 8: Photo Tour of Nazi Camps.   (Day 8)


Week of October 11

Oct. 14: Video: Kitty: Return to Auschwitz.   (Day 10)
Paper on Night due.


Week of October 18

Oct. 18: Lecture: Jewish Resistance.   (Day 2)
Journal response to Kitty: Return to Auschwitz due.
Oct. 20: Video: Escape From Sobibor.   (Day 4)
Oct. 22: Video: Escape From Sobibor.   (Day 6)


Second Quarter Assignments

Week of October 25

Oct. 26: Journal response to Escape From Sobibor due at the beginning of class.
Ordinary Men, preface and chapters 1-4.   (Day 8)
Oct. 28: Ordinary Men, chapters 5-8.


Week of November 1

Nov. 2: Ordinary Men, chapters 9-13.   (Day 2)
Nov. 4: Ordinary Men, chapters 14-17.   Day 4)
Hand out paper assignment


Week of November 8

Nov. 8: Ordinary Men, chapter 18.
Discuss paper assignment.   (Day 6) .
Nov. 10: Film: Europa, Europa.   (Day 8)
Nov. 12: Film: Europa, Europa.  (Day 10)
Paper on Ordinary Men due.


Week of November 15

Nov. 16: Maus, volume I.   (Day 2)
Nov. 18: Video: One Survivor Remembers.   (Day 4)
Journal response to Europa, Europa due.


Week of November 22

Nov. 22: Maus, volume II.   (Day 6)
Nov. 24: Discussion of Maus, volumes I and II.   (Day 8)


Week of November 29

Nov. 30: The Complete Maus.   (Meet in computer lab).   (Day 10)
Dec. 2: Journal response to The Complete Maus due.   (Day 2)
Discussion with Dr. Sternberg of growing up as the child of a Holocaust survivor.


Week of December 6

Dec. 6: Nightfather, pp 1-88.   (Day 4)
Dec. 8: Nightfather, pp 89-136.   (Day 6)
Dec. 10: Comparison of Maus and Nightfather in preparation for final exam.   (Day 8)

Week of December 13

Dec. 13: 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.