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Night Powerpoint

by MaudlinStreet

  • Release Date: February 12, 2019
  • Age Levels: Grade 10
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Name 3 qualities "good" people have.

Nationalism - Nationalism is power hunger tempered byself-deception. – George Orwell

(Nationalism is) a set of beliefs taught to each generation in which the Motherland or the Fatherland is an object of veneration and becomes a burning cause for which one becomes willing to kill the children of other Motherlands or Fatherlands. – Howard Zinn

The Nazis wanted to kill:

  • Jews
  • The mentally disabled
  • The physically disabled
  • Poles/People of Slavic descent
  • People with darker skin
  • Communists and other political opponents

About Night:

  • Autobiography, divided into 9 sections
  • Sighet, Transylvania, 1944 (age 15)
  • Conflict
  • Character vs. Self
  • Character vs. Nature
  • Character vs. Society
  • Character vs. Character
  • Nobel Peace Prize, 1986
  • Topics & Guiding Questions for the Lit Journal
  • Heroism vs. Cowardice
  • Loyalty vs. Betrayal
  • Fairness
  • Fear
  • Perseverance vs. Surrender
  • Compassion vs. Cruelty
  • Justice vs. Mercy
  • Obligation
  • Empathy
  • Free Will vs. Destiny
  • Responsibility / Blame
  • Perspective
  • Faith vs. Doubt

Write 3 questions you have about your topic. Stems:

  • What is my definition of…?
  • How do people…?
  • Why do people…?
  • When do people…?


An introduction to Night, which covers historical background, including the rise of Nazism, Nazi propaganda, and quotes to prompt a discussion of nationalism. In addition, the second-to-last slide offers a list of motifs that can be used for dialectical journals or literature circles.