Who is this resource for?
- Stage: 6
- Subject: Modern History
- Curriculum links:
- Stage 6 Preliminary Modern History, Investigating Modern History – The Nature of Modern History
As we move further from the events of World War II and the Holocaust, memorials have come to the forefront of the study of the representation and commemoration of these particular events.
This lesson plan introduces students to a range of memorials, the differing ways in which these memorials represent and commemorate the Holocaust, and the need for critical analysis of such examples of public history.
Three memorials will be considered here: Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin, George Segal’s The Holocaust in San Francisco and New York, and The Children’s Memorial at the Sydney Jewish Museum. Extensive background notes and aesthetic analyses of these three memorials are provided here for you.
To download this Lesson Plan, follow the link below.
Image credit: The Children’s Memorial at the Sydney Jewish Museum. SJM Collection.