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Mr. Schulkin

Daily Assignments

Spring Semester

Jan. 12     Jan. 19     Jan. 26      Feb. 2      Feb. 9    Feb. 16     Feb. 23      March 1     March 8

March 29     April 5     April 12    April 19    April 26    May 3       May 10      May 17                

Explanation of Course Goals and Rationale

Week of January 12

Jan. 13: Introduction:   Remembering: Lessons and Misunderstandings   (Day 2)
Jan. 15: Friedrich, pp 1-74t and "Eyewitness," pp 1-5t.   (Day 4)
First Journal Entry due in class on January 20.

Week of January 19

Jan. 20: Memory and the World Wide Web.   (Meet in the computer lab)   (Day 6)
Learning Site for Students: Jews in Pre-War Germany.
Simon Wiesenthal Center's Interpretation of Kristallnacht
Jan. 22: Friedrich, pp 74t-103b and "Eyewitness," pp 5t-14.   (Day 8)
Discuss paper assignment.

Week of January 26

Jan. 26: Friedrich, pp 103b-138.   (Day 10)
Lecture: History as Memory.   Introduce simulation.
Jan. 28: Paper on Friedrich and "Eyewitness" due.   (Day 2)
Lecture: The Nazi Dictatorship.
Jan. 30: Discussion of "Major Issues in the Study of the Holocaust," part I.   (Day 4)
Mini-lecture: New Perspectives on "The Final Solution."

Week of February 2

Feb. 3: Small Group Discussion of Kershaw, "Hitler and the Holocaust."   (Day 6)
Begin review for exam.
Feb. 5: Discussion of "Major Issues in the Study of the Holocaust," part II.   (Day 8)
Continue exam review: Germany's Allies and Collaborators.

Week of February 9

Feb. 9: Primary Sources and Survivor Testimony compared.   (Day 10)
Feb. 11: Essay exam on "Major Issues," parts I and II.   (Day 2)

Week of February 16

Feb. 17 Au Revoir Les Enfants.   (Day 4)
Feb. 19: Au Revoir Les Enfants.   (Day 6)


Week of February 23

Feb. 23: Night, 1-43.   (Day 8)
Journal response to Au Revoir Les Enfants due.
Feb. 25: Night, 43-109.   Discuss paper assignment.   (Day 10)
Feb. 27: Video: Kitty: Return to Auschwitz.   (Day 2)

Week of March 1

March 2: Photo Tour of Nazi Camps   (Day 4)
Paper on Night due.
March 4: Lecture: Jewish Resistance   (Day 6)


Week of March 8

March 8: Video: Escape From Sobibor   (Day 8)
Journal response to Kitty: Return to Auschwitz due.
March 10: Video: Escape From Sobibor   (Day 10)
March 12: Video: Weapons of the Spririt.   (Day 2)
Journal response to Escape From Sobibor due.


Fourth Quarter Assignments

Week of March 29

March 30: Video: The Wannsee Conference   (Day 2)
Wannsee Protocol: January 20, 1942
April 1: Ordinary Men, preface and chapters 1-4.   (Day 4)

Week of April 5

April 5: Ordinary Men, chapters 5-8.   (Day 6)
April 7: Ordinary Men, chapters 9-13.   (Day 8)
April 9: Ordinary Men, chapters 14-17.   (Day 10)
Hand out paper assignment.

Week of April 12

April 13: Ordinary Men, chapter 18.   (Day 2)
Work in small groups on paper assignment.
April 15: Continue discussion of paper assignment.   (Day 4)

Week of April 19

April 19: Film: Europa, Europa.   (Day 6)
Paper on Ordinary Men due.
April 21: Film: Europa, Europa.   (Day 8)
April 23: Discussion and in-class response to Europa, Europa.   (Day 10)

Week of April 26

April 27: Maus, volume I.   (Day 2)
April 29: Maus, volume II.   (Day 4)

Week of May 5

May 3: The Complete Maus.   (Meet in computer lab)   (Day 6)
May 5: Discussion of The Complete Maus.   (Day 8)
In-class essay on The Complete Maus.
May 7: Nightfather, pp 1-88.   (Day 10)

Week of May 10

May 10: Nightfather, pp 89-136.   (Day 2)
May 12: Comparison of Maus and Nightfather.   (Day 4)

Week of May 17

May 17: Senior Reading Day.   Optional review session for final exam.

         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.