This unit provides opportunities to examine historical and contemporary anti-Semitism. Students learn to recognize those characteristics of anti-Semitism that remain constant regardless of time or location. Additionally, students learn to recognize the difference between anti-Semitism which is a government policy (as in Nazi Germany) and that which exists as a privately held prejudice (as in the USA). This unit also cites examples of everyday occurrences that are either overtly anti-Semitic or offensive to Jews (intentionally or unintentionally) and examines possible responses to such occurrences.
MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL