Should Sixth Graders Learn about the Holocaust?
Teaching the middle school children and up can prevent the same thing from happening in the future. The Holocaust is a very sad topic to talk about. I feel that sixth graders should learn about the Holocaust because they can show maturity, they can learn to be less prejudice, and they can prevent something similar to the Holocaust to happen again.

The first reason is that sixth graders are mature enough. It is a very important part of history to learn about. George Santayana said “Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.” What they are trying to say is that if you ignore history, you may end up repeating it. We are old enough to decide right from wrong. For example, what would be right would be to help the Jews. Wrong, would be to go against the Jews. If you make a bad choose it can lead to a bad consequence. If you make a good choose, you may have a good outcome. Life isn't fair, it's not fair that those innocent Jews went to concentration camps.

The next reason is to avoid people being prejudice. Maud Dahme said "It all started out with bullying." You shouldn't bully people by the way they look. Rachel's Challenge taught students to give people three chances. If you give people three chances, you may end up seeing that they are really nice. You should never judge people by the way they look or by there beliefs such as, skin color, and religion. If you get to no them, they could be really nice.

You also don't want something similar to the Holocaust to happen again. It is very shameful that Adolf Hitler, started all this. In the countries, Bosnia, Rwanda, and Darfur, we can still see that prejudice still drive people to hurt others. Genocide is happening in these countries. Genocide is the systematic killing of a racial or cultural group. Since Adolf Hitler was prejudice, it lead to people being "chosen" or in other words "killed".


Some parents think that sixth graders are too young, but the Holocaust is an important part of history. One sixth grade student said " I believe that the Holocaust should be learned to realize the devastating effect of prejudice and anger and teach us never to repeat this sad period of time." I feel that sixth graders should learn about the Holocaust because they are mature enough, there may be less prejudice people in the future, and it can prevent something similar to the Holocaust to happen again. Robert Fulghum said.
We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box. What he is trying to say is that people are different, such as different religions, different opinions, and different beliefs but have all learned to live together.