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English

Exploring Holocaust History, Literacy, and Art (ages 9-13)

In this interactive class, students will explore the background of the Holocaust, read and analyze Holocaust poetry, and make a butterfly remembrance craft. Combines history, literacy, research skills, and art!
Vanessa Roach
229 total reviews for this teacher
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Class
45 minutes
per class
3x per week
over 1 week
9-13
year olds
3-8
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

It is my goal that students will see both the survivors and nonsurvivors of the Holocaust as real people, not just as numbers. Students will also develop research skills and learn Holocaust history.
I am an English teacher with a BS in ELA, a minor in psychology, and have interviewed, researched, and taught Holocaust literature for 4 years to grades 4-12. I currently teach a Holocaust elective course at my brick-and-mortar school. I have also taken Outschool diversity training.

I also have an MAE degree (which focuses on diversity and gender studies in the modern world). I have traveled extensively and worked at several schools, all of which put a high emphasis on diversity in education. I've received certificates in Crisis Prevention Training, Title IX, and have worked in women's shelters working with women and families dealing with abuse, homelessness, and substance abuse. I am qualified to teach these sensitive subjects in a professional and educational manner. I'm also extremely passionate about these topics.
none unless the student does not finish class research
 2 files available upon enrollment
printout of butterfly and graphic organizer (available upon signup), pencil, colored pencils
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
final craft project
2 hours 15 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
Included is information about concentration camps, ghettos, work camps, separation of families, gas chambers, propaganda, and Anti-semitism. Graphic images are not included. Although the themes are sad, graphic details about the Holocaust are not included, nor are images that may be sensitive to students. This course is appropriate for ages 8 and up.
https://www.ushmm.org/ (learners will go to this website to learn about their individual; I will be sending a direct link)
Children's Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp
Survivor Perspectives from poems

No external sources are used other than these sites.

Teacher

Vanessa Roach
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
B.S.Ed, TESOL, MAET Inclusive & Interactive Educator
229 total reviews
317 completed classes

About Me

Thank you for visiting my Outschool profile! In my classes, I work with all levels of students (IEP students, general education, and gifted students).  My goal as a teacher is to foster critical thinking and oral/written communication skills in... 
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