17
Jan
2014
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Multimedia Yom Hashoah Presentation

Harris Deborah

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Deborah Stern Harris

In this unit, selected 8th grade students worked with three teachers to prepare a multimedia presentation for the middle school using Centropa materials in observance of Yom Hashoah. The students read through Centropa interviews and watched related films. They then wrote a script using the interviews and created a slide presentation that was shown while students read brief biographies based on the interviews. The Yom HaShoah observance also included opening and closing statements by local rabbis and a musical performance of Ani Maamin by student musicians.  Following the presentation, students met in groups of 20-30 with presenters from the community: survivors, righteous gentiles, and a filmmaker who is preparing a documentary about his parents’ Holocaust experiences. The students in the audience were given reflection sheets that also served as programs. The multimedia presentation was a perfect introduction to the program. 

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