Studenti byli již poučeni o základních pojmech ( židovská kultura, zvyky, tradice, dějiny Židů v naší zemi a ve světě, Židé a druhá světová válka, koncentrační tábory, perzekuce, zákazy, odpovědi na časté dotazy). Již dříve jsem vypracovala vlastní studijní materiály a pracovní listy na základě mnohaletého studia této tématiky i s využitím materiálů ze seminářů Památníku Terezín. (2 hodiny). Nyní si mají uvědomit, že za statistikou se skrývají osudy lidí dosud žijících okolo nás.
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
In these two back-to-back lessons, students will explore Jewish values, Jewish identity, and the question of how to balance their ethnic/religious identities with being a citizen of the world. Students will watch Centropa's film, Survival in Sarajevo: Friendship in a Time of War - the powerful story of how a small group of Holocaust survivors and their children worked with their Christian and Muslim neighbors to save each other and their city during the Bosnian war of the early 1990s.
Using Centropa's film, Survival in Sarajevo: Friendship in a Time of War - the story of a small group of Holocaust survivors and their children working with their Christian and Muslim neighbors to save each other and their city during the Bosnian war of the early 1990s - students will explore Jewish values, their own Jewish identities and a key question for our times: how do I balance my particular identity of being Jewish with being a citizen of the world?.
This lesson asks students to research family history and to create a project that tells the story of his/her family origins. Using the Centropa films about Max Uri and Jozsef Faludi students examine issues regarding Jewish identity and cheder (Jewish religious school) and students compare specific issues in the films with their own lives today. Then, the lesson employs Centropa-inspired techniques to ask students to create their own short films about their personal family history.
This project is a student museum about Czech Jewry. Students research the lives of Czechoslovakian Jews between World War One and World War Two. The Museum consists of panels dedicated to individual Czech Jews exploring one aspect of their lives; video of individual Czech Jews; historical context of both Jewish life in Czechoslovakia and of the country itself; an exhibit on personal family histories, ambience exhibits. This exhibit was open to the public, and invitations were sent out for a special gala evening for the opening of the exhibit for the entire school community.
In this family history project, students conduct oral histories with family members with the objective of creating a final project about their family history and understanding how an individual's family story is part of the larger story of Jewish history. The project begins in November, starting with the National Day of Listening Project (http://nationaldayoflistening.org).
Just as we pass the Torah from one generation to the next at bar and bat mitzvahs, so do we pass family stories dor l’dor (from generation to generation). Stories connect us to our history, our traditions, and who we are.
During this session families will learn the stories of several individuals who survived the Holocaust and then stayed in Europe after the war. They saw the destruction of the societies in which they grew up and they lived through the harshest years of Communist rule and, ultimately, witnessed the fall of Communism as well. During all this time they lived their lives and raised their families and chose to retain their Jewish identities.