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.
Teachers: Pecoler Lorieta, Eskenazi Milutinovic Marsela, Isailovic Vera, Sterjova Daniela, Saric Melika, Cirino Katiusca
Type of school: Primary public schools, Public High Schools
Subjects taught: History, Civic Education, Social Studies
Primary category: Sephardic Jewry in the Balkans
Grade level of students: Primary school - grade 9 (aged 14). High school – first to fourth year of studies (aged 15 to 18)
Total duration: One 45 minute lesson
Ovaj plan urađen je na CENTROPINOM seminaru u Sarajevu 13. 10. 2015. i rezultat je rada grupe 3 u kojoj su bili Marko Dimitrijević, Vesna Robnik, Senka Jankov, Predrag Nešović, Dragan Georgijevski, Elvira Bašić, Sanela Češko i Admir Ibričić.
Teachers use this activity for any project where students are asked to create a story on film or another visual presentation (Prezi, PowerPoint), including the Virtual Walking Tour project (students research the Jewish community in their town and create an online tour using Google Maps that others can take). The goal of this activity is to help students see how a story told in film is told through narrative, visuals and audio. Students watch a short Centropa personal story film three times, each time focusing on one aspect of the film-making.
LADINO, LANGUAGE OF THE SEFARDIC JEWS
Grade of class: middle and junior high
Course lesson taught in: transversal during Spanish language and English language lessons
Category of lesson: Jewish Identity/preparation for family root project
This final exam project culminates a semester of study and storytelling about Jewish life in Central Europe and the Holocaust that started with students presenting their own stories in picture collages, viewing Centropa films, and now creating films about Holocaust survivors. Using Centropa’s database, students choose one Centropa interviewee to research, reading the entire interview, viewing all of their photographs, reading Study Guide articles for historical context and other background.
The interactive film scripts combine the scripts of the Centropa Films with the links metioned in the Study Guides, thus marking various historical, cultural and geographical references.
You can use the film scripts in your class in order to understand the fulm better and help students to dig deeper in the (personal) stories by exploring history.
The film scripts are available in English and German and can be downloaded as PDF documents.