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Holocaust Research Paper Guidelines For 6th


2010-2011 School Year

For the next several weeks we will be actively participating in our Holocaust unit. The Holocaust is one of the major events in all of human history. With more understanding of the Holocaust, we hope such an unfortunate tragedy will never happen again.

During this unit the following activities will be accomplished:

1.      View the video “Forget Me Not.”

2.      Library research-Answer a list of Holocaust questions and vocabulary.

3.      Do research for information for a final project.

4.      Give an oral presentation to the class.


6.      Complete any additional activities.

7.      Listen to Mr. Martin Lowenberg, a Holocaust survivor, on May 12 during the school day. This will be a dress up day.

8.      Attend a dinner and Holocaust program and visit all of the students’ displays on the evening of May12. The dinner will being at 5:30, and the program will begin at 7:00. You are expected to attend and dress up for the evening

Final Project Information:

Your final project will consist of a project display board and a report. Your report should be a maximum of two pages long, double spaced with 12 point font. Instead of a report you, can create a newspaper front page using Microsoft Publisher. Reports can be attached to the display board.Pictures should be included.Additional material (models, poetry, newsletters, and brochures) may be included. No handwriting is allowed on the project board. Captions must be typed. This must be your very best work. Projects will be on display for parents and community members. You may work in pairs, or you may work alone, but each student does his or her own research paper. If you work with a partner, you will get a group grade and each group member will receive the same grade. You must have a project display board. These are available from the library for $5.00. Boards will go on sale on March 29. You will choose your topic from the following list. Groups may not have the same topic. If necessary, we will draw straws.

Topics to choose from:


2.Concentration Camp-Auschwitz-Birkenau

3.Concentration Camp-Bergen-Belsen

4.Concentration Camp-Dachau

5.Concentration Camp-Sobibor

6.Concentration Camp-Treblinka

7.Concentration Camp-Theresienstat

8.Concentration Camp-Buchenwald

9. Survivors

10. Liberators/Rescuers/Resisters

11. Starvation-lack of food and nutrition

12.World War II- Important Leaders

13.World War II-Important Events


15. Holocaust War Criminals

16. Lessons learned from the Holocaust

17. Read NIGHT and some other true account

18.Voices of the Holocaust

19. Anne Frank

20. Tolerance/Intolerance

21. Children of the Holocaust

22. Trials

23. What was the Final Solution?

24. Hate Groups

25. Nazi Beliefs

26. Kristallnacht-night of the broken glass

27. Adolf Hitler

28. Liberation

29.Boxcar Horrors

30.Acts of Courage

31.Olympics of 1936

32.Daily Life in the Camps

33.Star of David

34.Doctors of the Holocaust

35. Medical Experiments of the Holocaust

36.The Story of Raoul Wallenberg



39.Voyage of the

40. Laws 1935-1938

41.Jewish Religion

42.Artwork, Stolen Art, Poetry, Literature, and Music of the Holocaust

and Memorials

44.Oskar Schindler

45.History of the Swastika


47.Mengele: Angel of Death


49.Nazi Propaganda

50. Elie Wiesel

51. Adolf Eichmann

52. Simon Wiesenthal

53. Why was the world silent?

54. The Japanese American Interment Camp

55. Displaced Persons and Refugees

56. Killing Squads (Einsatzgruppen)

57. MiepGies

Display Board:

1.      Choose topic

2.      Research topic

3.      Write report.

4.      Design layout of display-have design approved before beginning

5.      Type all captions and have approved before putting on display board

6.      Build display-must have a title

7.      Design any extra handouts (newsletters, brochures, etc)and print duplicates for placement with display



Click on Anne Frank” Forget Me Not” Internet Cards

Good for Children of the Holocaust











Good for propaganda topic



 Website for these topics--Voyage of the

The Nazi Olympics

The Doctor's Trials





This site is about MiepGies.


The website category is the most interactive of all NHD categories. A website should reflect your ability to use website design software and computer technology to communicate your topic’s significance in history. Your historical website should be a collection of web pages, interconnected by hyperlinks, that presents both primary and secondary sources and your historical analysis. To engage and inform viewers, your website should incorporate interactive multimedia, text, non-textual descriptions (e.g., photographs, maps, music, etc.), and interpretations of sources. To construct a website, you must have access to the Internet and be able to operate appropriate software and equipment.

How is a Website Different from Other Categories?

Websites can display materials online, your own historical analysis as well as primary and secondary sources. Websites are interactive experiences where viewers can play music, look at a video or click on different links. Viewers can freely navigate and move through the website. Websites use color, images, fonts, documents, objects, graphics and design, as well as words, to tell your story.

  • Research your topic first. Examine primary and secondary sources. From this research, create your thesis. This will be the point that you want to make with your historical website.
  • Narrow in on the content of your website. Decide what information you want to incorporate in your web pages, such as any photos, primary documents, or media clips you may have found. You should be sure to have plenty of supporting information for your thesis.
  • Create your website with the NHD Site Editor.Click here to begin the registration process.
  • Consider organization and design.
    • Keep it simple: don’t waste too much time on bells and whistles. Tell your story and tell it straight.
    • Borrow ideas from other websites: find design elements that work and imitate them on your website. Just remember to give credit where credit is due.
    • Make sure every element of your design points back to your topic, thesis, and/or time period. There should be a conscious reason for every choice you make about color, typeface, or graphics.

PLEASE NOTE – If you converted your website to save from previous contest years, you will need to use a new email address to create an account for the 2015 contest. The email address is optional and only used to recover passwords in the event of forgotten or lost passwords.

With so many complaints in the past regarding the Scrib.d element on NHD Weebly, we have removed this element and recommend students post their bibliographies and process papers as PDF files on their websites, using the ‘File’ element under ‘Media’. Please visit the following website created by former NHD participant, Christopher Su, for helpful tips and guides: NHD Website Resources

If you have any further questions please email IT@nhd.org with your current URL and login information. If you have lost your login information, cannot convert your standard Weebly to NHD Weebly, or need an account recovered please email nhdsupport@weebly.com.

A process paper is a description of how you conducted your research, developed your topic idea, and created your entry. The process paper must also explain the relationship of your topic to the contest theme. For more information on the Process Paper and other rules, review the Contest Rule Book (English) / Contest Rule Book (Spanish).

National Contest Student Website Examples

Junior Group

Senior Group

Senior Individual

China's Surge into Silk: The Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange of the Silk Road

Tigan Donaldson & Brian Ely

The Visionary Exploration of Jacques Cousteau: Changing Perceptions of the Ocean through Undersea Encounters

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Ada Lovelace, The Enchantress of Computing: Exploring the Beginnings of the Information Evolution

Denisse Cordova

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