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Student Activity: Looking at the Holocaust through Art

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Language Arts And English +5 Age Levels Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

This student activity explores the Holocaust through art - three sculptures and one photograph of an artwork, with additional references to give historical context . Using two of Harvard's Project Zero Thinking Routines, students take a deeper dive into the material through guided looking and by considering the significance of the Holocaust personally, to the country and to the world.

Triumph over Tragedy, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

See/Think/Wonder: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

The Holocaust, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Holocaust Memorial, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Holocaust [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Museum as Moral Artifact / Designing the Holocaust Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The 3Ys: Project Zero Global Competency Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access