The Holocaust: Racism and Genocide in World War II

The Holocaust: Racism and Genocide in World War II

About 11 million people were killed during the Holocaust, when the Nazi regime carried out systemic mass murder of Jewish people, Soviet civilians, criminals, the disabled, mentally ill, and other groups of people. In The Holocaust: Racism and Genocide in World War II, readers ages 12 to 15 learn about the long history of anti-Semitism and the events of one of the deadliest genocides in history.

  • Uses primary sources to engage readers in scholarly deconstruction of relevant material.
  • Activities encourage the development of important skills including comparing and contrasting, looking for detailed evidence, making deductions, and applying critical analysis to a wide variety of media.

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $17.95
  • Hardcover, $22.95
  • eBook, $12.99

Grade Level 7–9

Ages 12–15

GRL Z+

Subjects

  • World History

Author
 

Illustrator
Tom Casteel 

Specs

  • 8 x 10
  • 4-color interior
  • 128 pages

Includes

  • Table of Contents
  • Timeline
  • Glossary
  • Resources
  • Index

ISBN 13

  • Softcover, 9781619305106
  • Hardcover, 9781619305069

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About 11 million people were killed during the Holocaust, when the Nazi regime carried out systemic mass murder of Jewish people, Soviet civilians, criminals, the disabled, mentally ill, and other groups of people. In The Holocaust: Racism and Genocide in World War II, readers ages 12 to 15 learn about the long history of anti-Semitism and the events of one of the deadliest genocides in history.

  • Uses primary sources to engage readers in scholarly deconstruction of relevant material.
  • Activities encourage the development of important skills including comparing and contrasting, looking for detailed evidence, making deductions, and applying critical analysis to a wide variety of media.

Reviews

Booklist
“This informative history of the persecution of the Jewish population during WWII begins by covering anti- Semitism from its beginnings through the Holocaust. It recounts Hitler’s rise to power, his founding of the Nazi party, and the increasing prejudices shown during that period toward Jews and others, such as the Romani people. It explains how these prejudices led to the Final Solution, the systematic mass murder of the Jews in concentration camps. . . Readers will gain an understanding of why they must ensure that genocide on any scale never happens again. This is a good overview of the topic for middle-grade history classrooms.”

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Chemistry is a short but sweet book that packs a powerful punch of learning about matter on every page.”

Comparative Religion: Investigate the World Through Religious Tradition
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Genetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA
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Bookloons
“Carla Mooney’s approach to this topic is to bring together hands-on investigation with history, science and technology as the young detectives discover how to carefully collect evidence and perform their own crime lab analysis. . . . this book will not only engage the reader but also make the young person want to know more about the subject.”

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Bookloons
“ . . . This is an excellent resource for teachers and parents who are home schooling. Use this book to introduce the era and then expand the topic with more focused study on areas of interest. The resource section at the back of the book will be very helpful.”

Anne Shaw, Director, 21st Century Schools
“The author has provided astounding connections between the 1920s and the 21st century. Nomad Press is one of the very best resources available to teachers for creating truly spectacular learning experiences for their students.”

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“This overview is a STEAM advocate’s delight. . . . an admirable synopsis of the multicultural history of American music.”


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Use Art to Show Life and Death During the Holocaust

During the Holocaust, people created art while living in ghettos, concentration camps, or while in hiding. These pieces of art documented life in these places and showed events from the artist’s perspective. Created by professional artists and everyday people, these works of art provide a lasting snapshot of life and death during Hitler’s rise to power.

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Author-Illustrator

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Carla Mooney

Carla Mooney is the author of several books for young readers including Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation, The Industrial Revolution: Investigate How Science and Technology Changed the World and Explore Rivers and Ponds! With 25 Projects. Her work has appeared in many magazines including Highlights, Faces, and Learning Through History. Carla lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


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Tom Casteel

Tom Casteel is an illustrator and cartoonist with a master’s degree from the Center for Cartoon Studies. Tom has illustrated several books for Nomad Press, including Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth’s Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects. He is working on his first graphic novel.



More Details

Grade Level: 7–9
Ages: 12–15
GRL: Z+
Subjects: World History,
Specs: 8 x 10 , 4-color interior , 128 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Timeline, Glossary, Resources, Index,

Reviews

Booklist
“This informative history of the persecution of the Jewish population during WWII begins by covering anti- Semitism from its beginnings through the Holocaust. It recounts Hitler’s rise to power, his founding of the Nazi party, and the increasing prejudices shown during that period toward Jews and others, such as the Romani people. It explains how these prejudices led to the Final Solution, the systematic mass murder of the Jews in concentration camps. . . Readers will gain an understanding of why they must ensure that genocide on any scale never happens again. This is a good overview of the topic for middle-grade history classrooms.”

Praise for other titles by Carla Mooney

Chemistry: Investigate the Matter that Makes Up Your World

School Library Connection
“. . . This is a unique reference resource for upper elementary through high school students that want to learn more about the subject. Recommended.”

National Science Teachers Association
Chemistry is a short but sweet book that packs a powerful punch of learning about matter on every page.”

Comparative Religion: Investigate the World Through Religious Tradition
Booklist
“The abstractions of religion make it a tricky topic for objective and clear middle-level resources, but this dynamic book manages to be both informative and accessible. By examining complex beliefs and doctrine in an accessible and reader-friendly format, Mooney effectively teases out the commonalities among major world religions.”

Genetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA
National Science Teachers Association
“. . . The book is written to the reader and I would use this book for a supplement if required to use a textbook. If I was not required to use a textbook, I would use this book for secondary classes. This book would be good to use with students that struggle with reading and content.”

Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation

Winner 2013 Silver Moonbeam Children’s Book Award
Winner 2013 Society of School Librarians International Honor Book Award

Booklist 
“Like other titles in the Inquire and Investigate series, this book focuses on a high-interest topic in a cutting-edge field to reinforce young people’s understanding of the scientific method . . . an appealing and age-appropriate STEM resource.”

Bookloons
“Carla Mooney’s approach to this topic is to bring together hands-on investigation with history, science and technology as the young detectives discover how to carefully collect evidence and perform their own crime lab analysis. . . . this book will not only engage the reader but also make the young person want to know more about the subject.”

Other books in the series:

The Roaring Twenties: Discover the Era of Prohibition, Flappers, and Jazz
Library Media Connection
“This engaging and insightful read into the 1920s can be used as a supplementary textbook in an American History class. Lusted’s writing captures the decade, offering all its vitality with an encompassing overview of the era. As the narration gains its footing, the text flows seamlessly . . . a valuable addition to a library looking to update its history collection.” Recommended

Bookloons
“ . . . This is an excellent resource for teachers and parents who are home schooling. Use this book to introduce the era and then expand the topic with more focused study on areas of interest. The resource section at the back of the book will be very helpful.”

Anne Shaw, Director, 21st Century Schools
“The author has provided astounding connections between the 1920s and the 21st century. Nomad Press is one of the very best resources available to teachers for creating truly spectacular learning experiences for their students.”

Music: Investigate the Evolution of American Sound
School Library Journal
“This overview is a STEAM advocate’s delight. . . . an admirable synopsis of the multicultural history of American music.”


Projects

project image

Use Art to Show Life and Death During the Holocaust

During the Holocaust, people created art while living in ghettos, concentration camps, or while in hiding. These pieces of art documented life in these places and showed events from the artist’s perspective. Created by professional artists and everyday people, these works of art provide a lasting snapshot of life and death during Hitler’s rise to power.


Click here to download a print-friendly PDF

Author-Illustrator

author image
For More Information
carlamooney.com

Carla Mooney

Carla Mooney is the author of several books for young readers including Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation, The Industrial Revolution: Investigate How Science and Technology Changed the World and Explore Rivers and Ponds! With 25 Projects. Her work has appeared in many magazines including Highlights, Faces, and Learning Through History. Carla lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

author image

Tom Casteel

Tom Casteel is an illustrator and cartoonist with a master’s degree from the Center for Cartoon Studies. Tom has illustrated several books for Nomad Press, including Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth’s Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects. He is working on his first graphic novel.