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It’s easy to use History Unfolded in your classroom

Sign up now to start exploring all History Unfolded has to offer, including a free lesson plan and student handouts. Your students will search for newspaper articles about important events in the history of the Holocaust and World War II. Their findings will become part of a new national research database used by historians, curators, and the public.

While participating in the project, students will be engaged in critical thinking and primary source research. They will be riveted by readings—newspapers from the 1930s and 1940s—so different from their usual assignments. Just ask Lisa Henry, an English teacher in Lexington, Kentucky, who told us “history came alive” for her students as they searched for articles about the Holocaust in their local newspaper archives.

Photo: Eric Schmalz, Citizen History Community Manager at the Museum, assists students with microfilm research at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, DC. US Holocaust Memorial Museum

It’s easy to participate:

  • Fill out the form on this page to sign up
  • Check out the lesson plan, adaptable for middle school, high school, and college curricula
  • Explore historical events to research and plan when you will introduce this exciting research project to your students

We’re here to help. This project includes printable handouts, a blog where you can get ideas, and staff at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum who are eager to help your students succeed with this project.