We Can Learn It

The Holocaust was an intense time period for everyone, Jews were being killed, Hitler was taking over, and people being discriminated against and murdered.
Our school is having doubts on whether or not 6th graders should learn about this period in history. Intense actions, tortures and expirements were taken in this time period, however we can assure you nothing like that will be taught to them. Basic factors such as who Adolf Hitler was, what concentration camps were, and who Hitler wanted to eliminate, others lessons will be taught but it will be other basics.Sixth graders should be allowed to learn about the Holocaust because of major maturity, avoiding prejudice, and abstaining from it happening again.

The first reason that 6th graders should be allowed to learn about the Holocaust is because of maturity. 6th graders are on their first year of middle school and they should know that life isn't all rainbows and puppies. The Holocaust is a part of history and that makes it a reason to teach it in Social Studies, or a separate History class. 6th grades should already know that life isn't fair and that Hitler made it even more unfair, this is a lesson in life to appreciate what you have and if your ancestor survived the Holocaust do appreciate it even more. They should also know right from wrong and that Hitler is obviously wrong. Maturity is an important reason that 6th graders ahould be able to learn about the Holocaust.

The second reason is that kids should be taught that being prejudiced isn't a good thing. Prejudice is another word for pre-judged. Hitler killed about 12 million people that he didn't like, or thought was weird, he prejudged these people without even knowing them.That brings me to bullying, Hitler became a big bully, one of the biggest. Hitler was prejudice about people, and that made him a bully. Rachel's challenge was a program that encouraged people to give people three chances and to not judge them right away. Kids will also be taught to not judge people, just like Hitler was.

The third reason is so it doesn't happen again. “Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it." a quote from George Santayna. This quote is explaining in one sentence that if we don't teach kids this, it can repeat and they won't know what is going on. The Holocaust was something shameful for the Human race. It was such a cruel thing that Germans till today are shameful of the Holocaust. The Holocaust was also a very mean thing, no one would like to re-live that time period. That brings me to my other idea, the Holocaust was a scary time. Who would want it to happen again? No one.

Hitler caused a great deal of murders, if it wasn't for him, we wouldn't have to teach kids this, but since it did, it would be right to teach them now. 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. This poem has a message, it says that we shouldn't judge people, like Hitler did. Hitlers actions led to horrific tragedies and they be should not be repeated. Sixth graders should be allowed to learn about the Holocaust because of major maturity, avoiding prejudice, and abstaining from it happening again.