The goals and objectives of the educational outreach plan are the following:
- To provide opportunities for high school teachers in both secular and faith-based schools to learn to use the series effectively to achieve curriculum goals
- To engage the general community in discussions of power, politics, personal responsibility, violence, racism, prejudice, and diversity
The target audiences for Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State's educational outreach are high school social studies and English teachers and students, public television stations, and community organizations and groups interested in exploring topics related to the series.
Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State's educational resources are based on the following standards from the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE):
For Social Studies:
- Standard I: Culture
- Standard II: Time, Continuity, and Change
- Standard III: People, Places, and Environment
- Standard IV: Individual Development and Identity
- Standard V: Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
- Standard VI: Power, Authority, and Governance
- Standard VII: Production, Distribution, and Consumption
- Standard VIII: Science, Technology, and Society
- Standard IX: Global Connections
- Standard 3: Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound-letter correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics).
- Standard 5: Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
- Standard 6: Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts.
- Standard 7: Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and non-print texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.
- Standard 8: Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.
For more information on the National Council for the Social Studies standards, call NCSS Publications at 800-683-0812, or go to www.socialstudies.org/standards/strands/.
For more information on the National Council of Teachers of English standards, call NCTE at 800-369-6283, or go to www.ncte.org/about/over/standards/110846.htm.