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Scavenger hunt

History, Religion / Ethics

This scavenger hunt was designed for Mitzvah Day 2021 where the theme was "Gedenken", Remembrance. The students were 8th graders and had to look for information about Centropa interview information...

8

Onsite Learning: A special approach to Generation Z

History, other projects

This PowerPoint offers an overview of how to create an onsite learning experience for students, what to consider as you plan, and some of the challenges you may face.

10, 11, 12, 9

Promises

History, other projects

The broad theme of these lessons is human connection, and a more specific theme is promises: how people keep promises, or don’t, and what happens in either situation. Students are...

10, 11, 12, 7, 8, 9

Return to Rivne: Stations Lesson

Using Return to Rivne as the centerpiece, this lesson uses stations for students to explore the geography, pre-war life, Roma people, the family that hid Shelly and Raya, the toys...

6, 7, 8

What We Live is History

English, History
“What We Live is History,” can be used in social studies, history, English, and other classes. This lesson challenges students to consider that their lives now will one day be...
10, 11, 12, 6, 7, 8, 9

The Jewish Life in Poland in the 20th Century

English Project

Submitted by Eden Degerzi and Yuval Ravid-Tal (11th Grade)

English Teacher and Project Designer: Sylvia Asher

Ironi "Tet" High- School, Tel-Aviv



The  Jewish Life in  Poland...

Jewish Life in Germany: the Erna Goldmann Story

History
Jewish life was part of Germany and German culture in the 19th and beginning 20th century, but disappeared with the Nazi-Regime in 1933. Using the Erna Goldmann film, From Frankfurt...
10, 11, 9

Centropa Biography Film/Stolpersteine Assignment

History, other projects
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.
6, 7, 8, 9

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

History
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...
10, 11, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Getting to know and “adopting” my neighborhood

Religion / Ethics, History
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...
10, 11, 12, 9

Greek Jewry of Thessaloniki

English, History
The subject of the script concerns the acquisition of knowledge of local history, focusing our attention on the multiculturalism of Thessaloniki and especially on the existence of a prosperous Jewish...
8, 9

Diary and Memoir Project

History
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...
6, 7, 8

Could you be righteous?

Civic activism, History
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...
10, 11, 12

Jewish People and Gentiles

Civic activism, History
Our textbooks have very little information on the Holocaust. Students are familiar with the impacts of the Holocaust in Germany and Poland but they know very little about Eastern European...
10, 11, 6, 7, 8, 9

Forgiveness

History
Students will explore the concept of “Forgiveness” while studying the Holocaust. Using a Centropa Film and the book “The Sunflower: On The Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness," students will explore...
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Renee Molho –Α bookstore in six chapters

History

The Jewish community of Thessaloniki was one of the Jewish communities in Europe that were completely destroyed during the Holocaust (94% of its members were murdered in Auschwitz-Birkenau). After the...

10, 11, 9

Searching for the lost World

Geography, History, Religion / Ethics
1 - 4, 10, 11, 12, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, University

Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust in the Republic of Croatia

History
1 - 4, 10, 11, 12, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, University

Hot to use 'El otro Camino' in an intercultural context

History
1 - 4, 10, 11, 12, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Holocaust Memorial Center for the Jews of Macedonia

History
1 - 4, 10, 11, 12, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, University

Lesson plan Zahor- Remember

German language, History
A lesson plan developed by three German teachers.
10, 11, 12, 7, 8, 9

Matilda Kalef - Three Promises

History
1. This particular lesson is suitable for teaching about the Holocaust, since students will have the opportunity to learn that the Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder...
10, 11, 12, 8, 9

Me and the Society

Civic activism, History, Literature
“Me and the Society” is a lesson plan for students at the Primary School in order to develop understanding of the notion of being active in the community. They discuss...
1 - 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Why is a civic society important?

Civic activism
10, 11, 12

La Benevolencija: Reaching Out to Welcome In

11, 12

Journeys - The Kinderstransport

10, 11, 12, 9

Two person poetry

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Film response to a Centropa film

10, 11, 12, 9

The Power of a Promise

Religion / Ethics
Reflecting about who we are and how we behave are central to the High Holiday experience. Beginning with Elul and running through Simchat Torah, Jews ask forgiveness for our sins...
10, 11, 12, 6, 7, 8, 9

Hana's Suitcase

English
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...
7, 8

American Civil Rights Movement and Sarajevo

Civic activism
Students build a more complex and deeper understanding about the Civil Rights’ Movement as well as the activists and their non-compliance/non-violence approach to halt the laws and people in positions...
10, 11, 12

Courageous People Project

Civic activism
Students work on the questions of “what is an act of moral courage” and “what is required to act courageously”. They explore the past and the present to discover courageous...
10, 11, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

The Together Project

Civic activism
Students in Chicago, Berlin, and Skopje explored minorities in each of their cultures, and stereotypes about them. Students first tried to predict what life was like for the students in...
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Return to Rivne

History
In this lesson, students will be able to analyze a documentary about two young cousins who survived the Holocaust in order to extend our understanding of what we can learn...
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Beyond Boundaries

Civic activism
The fourth and final unit I teach each year is entitled “A Nation Divided and Rebuilt.” The content begins with the events leading up to the American Civil War, moves...
8

Roads

History

This lesson plan is based on Centropa's El Otro Camino film. The lesson is designed for Hungarian students, who usually have minimal knowledge about the Sephardic Jewry.

12, 9

Friendship Among Jews and Gentiles - Herbert Lewin

History

During these 7 lessons, students learn about the relationship between Jews and Gentiles in the 20th century through the Centropa film about Hervert Lewin and the book "Address Unknown" by...

10

Reading images - European Jewish Life from 1900 - 1945

This lesson „Reading Images“ describes how students can use the Centropa photo archive , and enables students to analyze primary historical sources. It also illustrates how Jewish history can be...

Survival in Sarajevo - Helpful Advice on how to realise Centropa's exhibition in you area

Civic activism
Michael Heitz from the Albert-Schweitzer-Schule in Sinsheim, Germany brought the Centropa exhibition "Survival in Sarajevo" to his school and together with other schools, organisations, and NGO's he organised various activities...

Holocaust and Human Rights

Civic activism

The subject: "Learning about the Holocaust and Human Rights" was selected as part of a school activity program and particularly as  part of the lesson, "The Joy of Reading", it was...

10

Analyzing a Centropa Film

other projects

Students watch films all the time.  But do they think about how a good story is told through film?  To get your students to think about how filmmakers tell stories...

10

"20th Century Europe, as seen from Palestine-Israel"

History

Students will learn about historical events that took place in Europe in the 20th century, and see how those events were covered by newspapers in mandatory Palestine and (after...

9

Lessons learnt

History

Holocaust Education in Serbia. A PowerPoint presented by Biljana Stojanović of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development in Serbia during the Centropa Balkans Seminar in Zagreb, 26.02.2017

University

Tips on Making a Video

other projects

This video, made by students at the Adelson Campus in Las Vegas, NV, in the US, offers tips to those making films for avoiding common pitfalls.

Here is the link:  https://youtu.be/Ovwm7Nl6gso

How to use the Lilli Tauber film in Greece

History
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How I used Survival in Sarajevo in a Greek school

History

A cross-cultural project on how to use the story of La Benevolencija, and the film "Survival in Sarajevo" in Greek and Serbian schools.

11

Video Competition 3rd prize | The history of Jewish people in Kamenka-Dneprovskaya

History

Watch here this year's 3rd Prize winner at the Centropa's Video Competition.

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Video Competition 2nd prize | Civil society through the eyes of children

Sociology

Watch here this year's 2nd Prize winner at the Centropa's Video Competition.

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Video Competition 1st prize | Soul Revolution

other projects

watch here 2016's 1st prize winner of the Centropa Video Competition 

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Video Competition 2nd prize | Mezuza

Religion / Ethics

Watch here this year's 2nd Prize winner at the Centropa's Video Competition.

7

Video Competition 2nd prize | Jewish History of Kremenets

Religion / Ethics

Watch here this year's 2nd Prize winner at the Centropa's Video Competition.

7

Video Competition 1st prize | The Jewish history of Vinnytsya

History

watch here 2016's 1st prize winner of the Centropa Video Competition 

7

Three Promises: Personal Stories as Historical Material

History

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...

11

27 January -- International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Civic activism
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All people are kinsfolk

History
10

My Spanish Bosnian Life The Montiljo Family of Sarajevo

History

Overview information

Teachers: Pecoler Lorieta, Eskenazi Milutinovic Marsela, Isailovic Vera, Sterjova Daniela, Saric Melika, Cirino Katiusca
Type of school: Primary public schools, Public High Schools  
Subjects taught: History, Civic...

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Personal Choice and Community Dynamics

History

In this 2015 Milton Wolf Prize winning lesson, students examine the extent to which individual choices shape community dynamics. By watching Survival in Sarajevo, examining images, engaging in group...

10

Analyzing a Centropa Film

other projects

Teachers use this activity for any project where students are asked to create a story on film or another visual presentation (Prezi, PowerPoint), including the Virtual Walking Tour project (students...

University

Video Making Guidelines

other projects

An easy, step-by-step guide for teachers and students how to make videos on "The Jewish history of my town".

A material prepared in cooperation with the Galicija Jewish Museum in...
University

School Tableau Project

other projects

It is a Austro-Hungarian tradition for schools to take group photographs of graduating classes, and post them in shops around town and throughout the school for everyone to take pride...

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