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16
Mar
2021
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Return to Rivne: Stations Lesson

Using Return to Rivne as the centerpiece, this lesson uses stations for students to explore the geography, pre-war life, Roma people, the family that hid Shelly and Raya, the toys Shelly and Raya made, statistics, and Holocaust terms for students to explore the context of this story. Google Earth and Google Voyager are used to virtually visit Rivne.

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17
Dec
2020
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Centropa Biography Film/Stolpersteine Assignment

In this project, students work in pairs to read Centropa biographies, create a 5 minute video about the interviewee, and design a Stolpersteine (commemorative stone) for them.
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26
Feb
2020
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Could you be righteous?

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Students will understand who were Righteous Among the Nations – people who not only saved Jews but risked their lives while doing that. They will be introduced the basic stages in the development of moral reasoning (Kohlberg’s interpretation). Holocaust dilemmas will help students understand the challenges that non-Jews have been faced with. They will understand the circumstances in which people lived during World War II through personal stories from 3 Centropa’s films as well as through research and analysis on the Righteous from Krusevac. In the
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14
Dec
2019
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Jewish People and Gentiles

Our textbooks have very little information on the Holocaust. Students are familiar with the impacts of the Holocaust in Germany and Poland but they know very little about Eastern European countries. Many Jewish people were saved and taking the time to learn about the Gentiles allows our students to see how different people around the world helped.
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18
Dec
2017
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American Civil Rights Movement and Sarajevo

Students build a more complex and deeper understanding about the Civil Rights’ Movement as well as the activists and their non-compliance/non-violence approach to halt the laws and people in positions of power that oppose change to the status quo and contrast it to the defiance of laws in Sarajevo during the war in the 1990s.
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13
Aug
2015
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Righteous Remembrances

This 2015 Milton Wolf Prize winning lesson stresses the importance of individual responsibility and accountability in the face of difficult choices.  Students will learn about individuals during the Holocaust who, in the face of incredible uncertainty and personal risk, chose to do the right thing and protect those who were being persecuted.

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