Night's Over-Arching Guided Questions

During or after this unit, the following questions and responses should arise in the minds, discussions, and the writings of students:

    What is the word origin of the term Holocaust?

    How are generalizations or stereotypes important to this autobiography?

    Besides the setting of Elie Wiesel's Night, when and where has genocide occurred?

    What factors are commonly seen as a precursor for genocide?

    Why were children often seen as a threat to the Nazi's?  Was this prevalent in other world events?

    Has the world evolved from the practice of genocide?

    What emotional damage occurs as the result of genocide or the loss of a family member

    What patterns do we see in the emotional state of different holocaust survivors?

    What world events have resulted from the genocide experienced in World War II?


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