Once by Morris Gleitzman  
a literary study


Year 5/6 at St Patrick's School Griffith
This pathfinder has been created to help you study and enjoy the first in Morris Gleitzman's trilogy : Once,Then and Now
This pathfinder will help you to locate,evaluate and select resources for your assignment about this book.
Remember to keep checking the research steps on your information skills sheet. It is a good idea to record the details of the books and websites as you use them.This record will be needed to complete your Bibliography at the end.Some good questions to keep in mind while you are researching are:

What do I need to find out?
Is this relevant to my research?

Scroll down this page to find key words and definitions which will help you in your research. The links at the top of this section will take you to a list of resources found in our school library as well as some of the resources available on the internet.

                                                         KEY WORDS
Death camps -a concentration camp in which the inmates are unlikely to survive or to which they have been sent to be executed.
Ethnic cleansing-the elimination of an unwanted ethnic group or groups from a society, as by genocide or forced emigration.
Holocaust- the systematic mass slaughter of European Jews in Nazi concentration camps during World War II
Human Rights-fundamental rights, especially those believed to belong to anindividual and in whose exercise a government may not interfere,as the rights to speak, associate, work, etc.
Orphanage-an institution for the housing and care of orphans
Racism-a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races  determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others.
Tolerance-a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc.,differ from one's own; freedom from bigotry. 
Nazi- a member of the National Socialist German Workers' party ofGermany, which in 1933, under Adolf Hitler, seized politicalcontrol of the country, suppressing all opposition andestablishing a dictatorship over all cultural, economic, andpolitical activities of the people, and promulgated belief inthe supremacy of Hitler as Führer, aggressive anti-Semitism,the natural supremacy of the German people, and theestablishment of Germany by superior force as a dominantworld power. The party was officially abolished in 1945 atthe conclusion of World War II.
Third Reich-Both inside and outside Germany, the term “Third Reich” was often used to describe the Nazi regime in Germany from January 30, 1933, to May 8, 1945. The Nazi rise to power marked the beginning of the Third Reich. It brought an end to the Weimar Republic, a parliamentary democracy established in defeated Germany after World War I.

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