Democracy, Human Rights and the Holocaust
We will read X-men Magneto Testament and Maus by Art Spiegelman and discuss democracy and human rights.
US Grade 7 - 10
X-Men Magneto Testament and Maus by Art Speigelman are two graphic novels that shows the Holocaust in images and storytelling. These two stories feel very personal and intimate as they cover one of the most horrific events in history. Maus is based on a true survivor’s story and Testament is a work of fiction with accurate historical facts. Some of the questions we will discuss in class are: What is democracy? What happens when democracy is pushed to the side? What happened during the...
In 1939, my maternal grandfather was arrested by the Gestapo. He was very lucky being a Swedish citizen and was released the day after. From that day on he spoke passionately about the value of democracy and human rights. This has been passed down in my family for generations. Part of my masters degree from Lund University is political science and my final thesis was about how knowledge about World War Two and the Holocaust can influence students attitudes towards democracy and human rights.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The books are graphic and can be too violent for some students.
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I believe in creating connections with my students and keeping my teaching age appropriate. My teaching will challenge my students but never let them fail or feel like they are failing. Patience, silliness, and kindness go a long way. As a...
$18weekly or $90 for 5 classes
1x per week, 5 weeks
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3-8 learners per class