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.

It requires very few materials and is based on group discussions that require only basic background knowledge of the Second World War, so that all students may participate. 

Through discussing important life values brought up by the film, this lesson plan aims to make students empathetic and make them realize the importance of mutual aid, while fostering their concern about who their fellow man is and how we should treat today’s victims of war.