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Book Club -Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz-Suspense,Edge-Of-Your-Seat Action WWII

Mike P
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3-mtg class, learners read specific chapters for each meeting while gaining knowledge of WWII, an insider's view of HItler's Youth Programs in this spy-thriller focus on char. motives,cliffhangers,evidence-based research & voice.#academic

Class experience

US Grade 5 - 8
I have taught this subject through novels to 5th and 6th graders for over 32 years plus have studied with a world-renowned expert in the field who teaches at a college near my location.  I also have experience bringing a survivor of this time period to my classes to speak to students and adults from home for over 20 years.  I have no plans to bring in a guest speaker at this time as the guest speakers that I use prefer to speak to groups larger than 10 people although learners can certainly check out the Shiloh project, Originated by Steven Spielberg, containing
thousands of audio and video recordings stored at the Holocaust Museum of Washington DC In order to hear firsthand from survivors.I am aware of the questions that can arise, the thoughts students bring forward and the emotions. My past experience leads to a very strong and solid understanding of the types of responses that can occur during a book like this and the sensitivity that is needed to make this a safe environment for everybody.
Homework Offered
Once you enroll in the class, please print the PDF below, in the Enrolled Learner Section, and use the graphic organizer while reading all sections of the book. Please read prior to mtg 1: page 1-101 Please read prior to mtg 2: page 102-199 Please read prior to mtg 3: pages 200 to end, including Afterward
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
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 1 file available upon enrollment
PDF provided by teacher. Please print the PDF that is below in the Enrolled Learner Section and use while reading all chapters.s Copy of the book Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz
This course is for mature learners as the true-to-life topics include intolerance, actions by Hitler youth organizations, spies, violence, intolerance, "grooming" to follow leaders at all costs, death at many times during the plot, violent mistreatment, an overall goal of dehumanization based on heritage and beliefs, and the action of resistance fighters.  As if often the case in Alan Gratz novels, the main characters are primarily young teens, again accurate to the actual history of this time period. This is a fascinating book that teachers a historical accurate plot that encompasses much research done by the author.  It may lead to excellent opportunity for family discussion and you may find the learner wanting to talk about it beyond the class .

I suggest adults in the home community gain some knowledge  on the contents via commonsense.org and / or Amazon.  This book is powerful, accurate, truthful and presents a strong opportunity to understand the critical importance of decision making, standing for what is right, and the ultimate question of when do you put your life on the line to save others- the ultimate sacrifice.  
Joined July, 2020
Teacher expertise and credentials
Master's Degree in Education
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
There is nothing more exciting than when you see a student think deeply, question ideas, share a new thought, or explore character’s actions/ decisions or a quote  or a purpose the author had when writing a novel and then connect the information... 
Group Class


for 3 classes
1x per week, 3 weeks
55 min

Completed by 11 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 10-14
2-6 learners per class

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