Students in my class and Melanie Shaul’s class in Hadera, Israel, read the autobiography of Dr. Richard Bugajer, My Shadowlife. Melanie and I met his widow in Vienna, on a Centropa summer trip, where we designed this project. Each class read the entire book and then made PowerPoint presentations about each chapter – and then sent their presentations to each other to see how students in another country would understand the same story.
The class watched Centropa’s film Love on a Paper Airplane as an introduction to the love story of Judit Kinszki’s parents, and the early modern photography of Imre Kinszki (Judit’s father). We then explored the images in Kinszki’s work and examined what made them modern and how they were characteristic of modern photography and art in Europe in the early 20th century.
We began by watching Centropa’s film So Memory Doesn’t Die, about Teofila Silberring’s harrowing experience during the Holocaust. She was saved from starvation by a kind family friend who gave her blueberry pirogues at key moments, and we focused on the role these pirogues played in her story. After discussing this, students were asked to research an important food in their family, and then to make a cookbook page –either by hand, or digitally – and represent the dish and its importance in the family through images, colors, and design.
This lesson is intended for Macedonian students in the final year of primary education (aged 14-15) The content of this lesson is part of the civic education curriculum, topic – International Human Rights research.
- Identifying causal relations between characters and events
- Helping the students develop critical thinking skills through the analysis of historical sources (a film)
- Raising students’ consciousness and empathy for other people’s pain and suffering
The project is done by a group of 6 students for Spanish elective class where the students first watched Kalef movie by Centropa then based on the movie, created their own movies interviewing 3 members of the Turkish - Jewish community.
You can find the detailed planning of the 6 week lesson plan attached (in Spanish and English). the short movie making process is also attached with questions subjects.
Grade of Class:
primary school students aged 11-12 students 13-14 and their parents Number of students in one class: 15 to 17
The familyThe root gives life to a tree. The family gives life to mankind.
By Dragan Gjorgievski
Subject taught: Ethics and Ethics in religion
In studying rescue, the students learn about individual rescuers (mainly in Eastern Europe) and the challenges they faced. They also compare rescue on a national context, contrasting the Jewish experience in Denmark with that of most Jews in Poland, trying to determine the foundation for most Danish Jews’ survival of the Holocaust, compared to those of Poland. The part of the lesson about Bulgaria stems from a reading the students have completed in advance, which mentions rescue in Bulgaria, Le Chambon (France), and Denmark.
Utvrđivanje nekih osnovnih pojmova iz gradiva I razreda Građanskog vaspitanja i upoznavanje sa novim pojmovima, proširivanje znanja iz oblasti kršenja ljudskih prava, uočavanje važnosti aktivnog odnosa prema istoriji, usvajanje novih načina saznavanja.