This lesson plan uses group work, creative writing, and multimedia to teach subjects including History, Literature, Civics, Social and Political Education, Philosophy, Language etc. It is also useful in discussions about multiculturalism, war and peace, the Second World War, crimes against humanity, genocide and holocausts (e.g. the Jewish Holocaust), modern European history, moral and ethical issues, struggle for survival, etc.
The main theme:
(1) To bring a different culture to the students by showing them that it is not so much different.
(2) The secondary theme is an exhibition management – creating and realization of the exhibition (studying, design and guiding).
In this lesson plan, Cynthia Peterman illustrates how she used the Centropa database to create a student exhibition.