The goal of these lesson plans, which should take about 16 hours of class time + home work, is for each student to produce a short biographical film on the subject of his/her family names. The themes of this unit are Jews Names, Historical Timeline, and the development of names and identities in the Jewish Diaspora.
The interactive film scripts combine the scripts of the Centropa Films with the links metioned in the Study Guides, thus marking various historical, cultural and geographical references.
You can use the film scripts in your class in order to understand the fulm better and help students to dig deeper in the (personal) stories by exploring history.
The film scripts are available in English and German and can be downloaded as PDF documents.
This is a Centropa final exam for 10th grade students. The students will use interviews and albums. There have already been several steps along the path--this is the destination.
This exam will enable the students to use the Centropa interviews to connect the concepts they have studied to the lives of Jewish families who lived in Europe in the 20th century. To amplify their discussions of these concepts, they will also use additional sources to complete the final exam project.
In this lesson written and tested by Anna Janina Kloza from Bialystok, the class participants learn about the situation of people in the Warsaw and Cracow Ghetto with a particular emphasis on the figures of Janusz Korczak and Teofila Silberring.
This lesson assists students in appreciating the contours of modern Jewish history. Using a Centropa film, students synthesize their learning from film, oral history interview, and standard history textbooks.
Here is the lesson plan: Understanding Jewish Life in Europe Beyond the Periods of Catastrophe
Using nine Centropa films and one feature length documentary about the Jewish sports club of Vienna, as well as conducting personal interviews, students will examine factors affecting immigration in their own families, in addition to the diverse and complex factors affecting immigration and emigration patterns in 20th century Jewish history.
This lesson explores the interplay between personal identity, physical location and the flow of Jewish history.
Number/length of Units: 6 weeks with 6 one-hour sessions.