Goal: Students will write a multi-paragraph research based essay on one system of persecution used during the Holocaust and turn in a typed annotated works cited page. As you write, remember to:
develop a multi-paragraph response to the assigned topic that clearly communicates your controlling idea to the audience.
support your controlling idea with meaningful examples, reasons, and information based upon your research or readings.
organize your essay in a clear and logical manner, including an introduction, body, and conclusion.
use well-structured sentences and language that are appropriate for your audience.
edit your work to conform to the conventions of standard American English.
do NOT use I, me, my, mine, us, we, etc.
Prompt: The Holocaust—Systems of Persecution
In his systematic assault on the people of Europe, Adolf Hitler utilized numerous systems to implement the Holocaust. Some of these systems included the wide use of propaganda, the relocation of people to Ghettos, the creation of laws to strip people of their rights, and the use of technology to increase the efficiency of the machinery of genocide (mobile killing squads, concentration camps, gas chambers, death marches, etc.).
Choose one of the systems of persecution that was used to implement the Holocaust. Using the Internet, books, or other resources, gather research about this system. Then, write a well-developed essay in which you present this information and include why you think this system was so important in implementing the Holocaust. Typed Annotated Works Cited
A typed annotated works cited page will be stapled to the back of your essay. It needs to be in proper MLA format. You can use the website http://www.easybib.com/cite/viewto help create an annotated works cited page in MLA format. An annotated works cited includes: your source and a 2-3 sentence summary of the article that you read. Below is an example:
Annotated Works Cited
Hall, Mitchell. “Unsell the War. Vietnam and Antiwar Advertising.” Historian. 58.1 (1995): 189p.v.
Focuses on J. William Fulbright’s, Democrat of Arkansas, investigation of the Pentagon’s extensive public relations activities, antiwar forces countered to develop publicity. It also included an investigation into the Defense Department’s lavish spending on a “propaganda campaign” of self-promotion during the Vietnam War, the Pentagon’s public relations expenditures, the destruction in Vietnam War, the Pentagon’s public relations expenditures, the destruction in Vietnam, and the responsibility of the US citizen. Special features include three black and white photographs.
Hillstrom, Kevin and Laurie Collier Hillstrom. The Vietnam Experience: A Concise Encyclopedia
of American Literature, Songs and Dance. West Port, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1998.
This concise encyclopedia explores the war’s impact on both its participants and the American society at home through a study of the literature, songs, and film. Special features include a bibliography, a list of films, songs, and literature about the Vietnam War and an index. The discussion about the censorship of the play Sticks and Bones was of particular interest.
Title Introduction Attention Getter: Describe what it was like to be persecuted during the Third Reich and the Holocaust (i.e. Imagine yourself being stripped of everything you hold dear…)
Background Information: Give a 5-sentence summary of the Holocaust (who/what/when/where/why/how) that leads into the systems used to persecute the Jews.
Thesis: While Adolf Hitler employed many systems to persecute the Jews, one of his most effective systems was the implementation of…
Body Paragraphs (3+) TREAT: Topic Sentence, Reason, Example x 2, Analysis x 2, Transition
Give examples that are specific to your system. Include who/how/when/where this system was developed and why it was important to further the persecution during the Holocaust.
Cite your sources using proper in-text citations.
Conclusion Restate your thesis and the many systems used to persecute the Jews.
Discuss why having systems in place created a larger genocide of Jews.
End with a quote; a way this is still currently happening; and/or ways in which this will never happen again.
Annotated Works Cited Separate page from essay.
Proper MLA format with annotations (3-5 sentence summary of each source).
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