6th Grade SS/LA Project
An Introduction to Centropa’s film about Haya-Lea Detinko. This lesson uses excerpts from A Tale and Love and Darkness by the great Israeli novelist, and the film about Haya-Lea Dinko, to teach about live in the town of Rovno before WWII.
The goal of these lesson plans, which should take about 16 hours of class time + home work, is for each student to produce a short biographical film on the subject of his/her family names. The themes of this unit are Jews Names, Historical Timeline, and the development of names and identities in the Jewish Diaspora.
Using the Centropa film "Max Uri -Looking for Frieda", which is a touching love story, together with Emily Dickinson's poem "I Held a Jewel", you can expose your students to learning history, poetry and culture.Through an individual life story of a couple falling in love and then being separated by the war, your students will experience and learn about Jewish life in Vienna prior to WWII.
The poem is used as an analogy to love, or to what is meaningful in life .
This is a Centropa final exam for 10th grade students. The students will use interviews and albums. There have already been several steps along the path--this is the destination.
This exam will enable the students to use the Centropa interviews to connect the concepts they have studied to the lives of Jewish families who lived in Europe in the 20th century. To amplify their discussions of these concepts, they will also use additional sources to complete the final exam project.
In this lesson written and tested by Anna Janina Kloza from Bialystok, the class participants learn about the situation of people in the Warsaw and Cracow Ghetto with a particular emphasis on the figures of Janusz Korczak and Teofila Silberring.
In this lesson plan, Centropa films are used to introduce students to Jewish life in Hungary during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with a focus on the diversity of economic status, assimilation and religious affiliation among the Jews. The goal of watching these films will be to explore Jewish life in Hungary before WWII.