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Lesson Plans and Posters

10 Stages of Genocide Posters and Lesson Plans

To help accomplish the THGC’s mission of providing assistance to primary and secondary schools regarding the implementation of Holocaust and genocide courses of study and awareness programs, the Commission has created a digital poster series based on Dr. Gregory Stanton’s 10 Stages of Genocide model.  Used by Holocaust organizations across the world, the model not only educates audiences on how genocide begins, but it also emphasizes prevention.  The posters were updated on 7/15/2015 to reflect Dr. Stanton's revision to his original eight-stage model.

Posters from the 10 Stages of Genocide lessons

These posters can be displayed on PowerPoint or used in other digital formats; educators can also print them out for display in the classroom (higher quality files are available upon demand for large poster printing).  Accompanying the posters are lesson plans incorporating their use for World Geography Studies, United States History Studies Since Reconstruction, and World History Studies classes.  These lesson plans are engaging, interactive, and were built with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in mind.  They are meant to supplement textbook material or other instructional material provided to the students regarding the Holocaust.  The current files support the eight stages model; updated lesson plans will be posted in the near future.