Surviving the Holocaust: An Arkansas Story

The lesson plan utilizes The Broken Vase by Phillip H. McMath and Emily Matson Lewis. The Broken Vase is a roman à clef (“novel with a key,” or novel based on real life) written in close collaboration with Holocaust survivor Penina Krupitsky, who appears in the novel as the fictional Miriam Kellerman. Penina Krupitsky currently resides in Little Rock, Arkansas. Students will utilize various sources, including electronic technologies, to gain a comprehensive understanding of the events of the Holocaust. They will develop research, reading, and writing skills as directed by the classroom teacher.

Lesson Plan

Courtesy of CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

Grade Level: 9-12 High School

Time period: World War II Through the Civil Rights Era 1941-1967

Arkansas Academic Standards are subject to revision every six years by the Arkansas Department of Education. The frameworks used in the majority of lesson plans on the Arkansas History Hub are from the 2006 Social Studies Frameworks and the 2007 Arkansas History Amendments and School Library Media Frameworks.

C.1.CAG.3, C.1.CAG.4, CC.4.WH.9, CC.9-10.W.1.b, CC.9-10.W.1.d, CC.9-10.W.2.e, CC.9-10.W.HST.1.d, CC.9-10.W.HST.10, CC.9-10.W.HST.2.b, CC.9-10.W.HST.2.e, CC.9-10.W.HST.4, CC.9-10.W.HST.5, H.6.8.2, H.6.8.38, W.5.1, W.5.10.1, W.5.11.1, W.5.9.1



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