Graduate Student Dissertations, Theses, Capstones, and Portfolios

Date of Award


Document Type


Granting Institution

Lynn University

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EDD)

Degree Program

Educational Leadership


College of Education

First Advisor

Valerie A. Storey

Second Advisor

Adam L. Kosnitzky

Third Advisor

Robert P. Watson


According to Florida Statute 233.061 Holocaust history is required in public school instruction. In an effort to efficiently teach the Holocaust and bypass "Holocaust fatigue", in which "this particular event is being taught to death", new avenues of instruction must be traveled which include untold stories and 21st century practices of instructional delivery. The SS St. Louis Legacy Project, created by The National Foundation for Jewish Continuity, Inc., was originally developed to connect Jewish people from across the entire spectrum through innovative and unique creative projects. One such project involves creating a web-based curriculum centered on the story of the SS St. Louis for implementation in social studies secondary curriculum.

This study utilized e-survey methodology to gather basic demographic data. Based on descriptive statistics a curriculum based web-site was created to engage 21st century learners and support the objectives of the SS St. Louis Legacy project. The objectives include culturally pluralistic lesson plans that subscribe to the doctrine of Kallen on a constructivist web-based platform.



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