Survival in Sarajevo: Lessons in Civic Values

In these two back-to-back lessons, students will watch Survival in Sarajevo: Friendship in a Time of War - a story about a small group of Holocaust survivors and their children who worked with their Muslim and Christian neighbors to save each other and their city during the Bosnian war of the early 1990s - to explore civic values. Your students will think about what it means to be a member of society, and what responsibilities come from being part of a community. The people in this story defined community as something that went beyond ethnic and religious identities. How do your students define community and what choices do they make as citizens in this country? As global citizens?  

Teachers in Jewish schools can find a version of this lesson using values specifically from the Jewish tradition by searching "Jewish values," "Jewish identity," Jewish ethics" in the search engine of this webiste.