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Does anyone please have ideas for critical thinking in a secondary PBL on the Holocaust? Looking for ways of teaching and assessing semester-long project.

Oct 22, 2017 7:36pm

  • Arts / Social Studies
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  • Assessment / Behavior / Digital Literacy / Planning
  • Student Collaboration

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    • Jan 20, 2018 3:25pm

      There is a trunk available for free to your school from the St. Petersburg Holocaust Museum, Florida. The ushmm.org has a student focus area with articles. The museum has done an archive of holocaust survivor stories. My favorite is Gerda Weissman: https://www.ushmm.org/remember/days-of-remembrance/resources/one-survivor-remembers. There is also a Day of Remembrance and other fine, emotional pieces: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cGqBkPhEB4. I also hunt up memorial statues and other sites and do a 'making connections' of art to life discussion. Since you are studying for a semester, then I would probably extend the above research to include one or more movies that are like documentaries for the Holocaust: Schindler's List or Boy in the Striped Pajamas do well. I've also had the students read memoirs from survivors of the time period: Elie Wiesel is an easy read, Sir Nicholas Winton's If It's not Impossible also is a good read. Other books can get too long. I hope this helps.