Survival in Sarajevo - Interviewing a Picture

"A picture is worth a thousand words"
In this lesson, students look carefully pictures from the Sarajevo exhibition / film; they read the captions and reflect about what they see.They take notes in a table that is provided in the .pdf below, trying to see beyond the surface, “to read between the lines” and then they use their notes to do a writing assignment of their choice: they can write a poem, a short story, etc.
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Survival in Sarajevo -- Friendship in a Time of War

The story of how an old synagogue in the Bosnian war zone became a beacon of hope for everyone. During the Bosnian war (1992-1995), the Jewish community of Sarajevo refused to take sides, opened their own humanitarian aid agency inside the city's synagogue, and were soon joined by their Muslim, Croat and Serbian friends. While outside of the besieged Bosnian capital, nationalist politicians swore these ethnic groups could not get along, here's a group of people who never got the memo. In this European war, Jews were not the victims. In this war, Jews were saving Muslims and Christians.

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