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Holocaust Remembrance Day

Students read important history about the Holocaust. The lesson includes a reading, a pair activity, vocabulary review, and useful expressions for discussing sensitive subject matter in English.

You may want to use this lesson on International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan 27), on Yom Ha’Shoah (Holocaust & Heroism Remembrance Day; 27 Nissan in the Hebrew calendar), or on an alternate day that your country honors Holocaust victims.

  • 2–3 hours
  • 7 pages
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • comprehension questions
  • pair work
  • discussing sensitive subjects
  • discussion questions
  • commemorate
  • mourning
  • devastation
  • genocide
  • discriminatory
  • boycott
  • concentration camp
  • segregate
  • ghetto
  • pledge