17
Dec
2020
صورة lbgranite

Schöneberg Walking Tour/Restrictions on Jewish Life in Nazi Germany

Using Google Earth, students take a virtual tour of Berlin's Schöneberg neighborhood to learn about the restrictions on Jewish life imposed by National Socialism beginning in 1933 that are commemorated on signs on residential streets in that neighborhood. Students then have a choice as to which writing assignment they want to complete to "report" on what they have learned (as a reporter, historian, or Jewish person who lived during that period).
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17
Dec
2020
صورة lbgranite

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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01
Dec
2020
صورة lbgranite

Looking back: A child’s recollections of the Holocaust through the eyes of the children of today

In this cross-cultural project, three Jewish school teachers assigned their students to read the same text using slightly different assignments. Students in all classes produced art in response to the text and sent the art to Thessaloniki, where their work was displayed in the Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki. This project can be done with any text or Centropa story.
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28
Oct
2020
صورة lbgranite

Getting to know and “adopting” my neighborhood

A year-long project that includes several parts—making videos and a photograph tour of the local Jewish history in Thessaloniki, creating a Holocaust library for the school, creating an exhibition for students to present their work to the school. The goal: to help students understand the sociopolitical motives that drive people into committing atrocities. I believe that my students learned to recognize prejudiced attitudes, racist behaviors and also developed skills in order to face them off in the future.
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29
Apr
2020
صورة lbgranite

Diary and Memoir Project

An interdisciplinary lesson is designed to expose students to important responses to historical and social events and enable students to explore the following statement of inquiry: In times of social crisis man seeks meaning and value in his life through expression. This lesson uses Centropa’s film Return to Rivne, among other primary sources, and was designed for distance learning.
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26
Feb
2020
صورة Jonathan

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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18
Dec
2017
صورة lbgranite

Hana's Suitcase

This Holocaust ELA lesson for 7th or 9th grade students, addresses the following essential questions: What important factors make people leave their homeland? Do people always have a choice or rights to life safely? Does cultural assimilation still exist today in the world? Why or why not? Do we embrace or punish diversity?
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18
Mar
2016
صورة Centropa

Three Promises: Personal Stories as Historical Material

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.

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