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Books provide a glimpse into the life and experiences of people, and books about the Holocaust offer this in a unique way. During this book club learners will read about real young people, and fictional accounts of a history that needs to be told in order to never happen again. The class is a discussion based class, so arrive prepared to TALK on camera (if possible) about your thoughts, opinions, and impressions from the reading for the week. Supplemental resources such as vocabulary,...
Students will: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone). Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper). Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose. Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (e.g., a person's life story in both print and multimedia), determining which details are emphasized in each account. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.
I am a Holocaust trained educator who has taught the Holocaust through literature and primary source documents to students in grades 7 through 10. I have studied at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, as well as a 3-week seminar at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem with 36 other educators from around the world. Additionally I have hosted an educator workshop on Holocaust Education and collaborated with the creators of the Echoes and Reflections curriculum.
Read Assigned Text for class (75 to 150 pages per week)
Students will need their own copy of the following books: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe Code Name Verity by: Elizabeth Wein Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
Informal assessment via discussion
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
This class includes information about a systematic plan to annihilate an entire race of people, and how the perpetrators set out to accomplish their goals. Included is information about concentration camps, ghettos, work camps, separation of families, gas chambers, and death. This is NOT a class for sensitive students. Prior knowledge of the Holocaust is strongly recommended.
Phyllis Bixler - Just Help Me Learn, LLC
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Just Help Me Learn empower and educates learners from around the globe with a focus on English literature, writing and grammar, study skills and history. However the variety of classes will grow as our organization evolves, with the intention to...