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.
This is a history project but because we want our students ultimately to teach each other, we started with an introductory video conference during which students asked each other questions and learned a little about one another. Students will then choose a biography from the Centropa website to read and study, as an example of what life was like for someone in a Central or Eastern European country during WWII.
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.
Except for those years during the Holocaust, Teofila never lived anywhere else but Cracow, and in her interview, she takes us on a tour of the city-to all the places she went...