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Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Studying the nine principles of economics through the lens of first-person video testimony will illustrate how choice and the economic decision-making process can be distorted by circumstance. In addition, by juxtaposing an exploration of the principles designed to underscore a free market and a free people with the extreme opposite circumstances the aim is to build an appreciation for government, government policy, and measured choices.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Renee Firestone describes the strategies for lining up for food each day in Auschwitz. If you stood at the front, you had a better chance of getting food, but in the back you had a better chance of hiding from Dr. Mengele's selections.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Master Teacher Lesly Culp developed the lesson Coming to America after the War as part of a course on the theme The American Dream through Race, Class, and Gender. The lesson features testimony of Holocaust survivors as they describe their experiences of coming to America.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Daily Choices, Lasting Effects supports the theme of personal responsibility, specifically the choices we make on a daily basis that can have lasting effects, whether or not we initially realize their implications. Four clips of Holocaust survivor testimony from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive reflect on another person’s action that had a tremendous effect, either positively or negatively on his/her life. Students will be guided with questions: What are our roles in society with regards to personal responsibility?
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
ing their knowledge of the eight (8) stages of genocide as identified by genocidewatch.org, students will view video clip testimony of ten (10) Jewish Holocaust survivors, identify the stages of genocide that survivors detail in their testimonies, and provide a rationale for how they link the testimonies to the concept of genocide.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Many students are familiar with the term or concept of the “Final Solution,” which was the Nazi plan to annihilate the European Jews; however, students may not be aware of the increasingly severe discriminatory measures that led up to and culminated in genocide of the Jews in Europe. This lesson via the testimony clips highlights this lesser-known topic.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
This unit is designed for those students who have completed a teacher guided reading of Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. The unit theme is about ordinary people who show courage, bravery, and kindness and take risks under extraordinary circumstances of danger. The theme is about not being a bystander in the face of wrongdoing. Video testimony from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive feature a Holocaust survivor whose experiences mirror those reflected in the novel.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The lesson addresses the theme of resistance during the Holocaust. Through survivor testimony, students will understand that resistance can take many forms and can happen even under the most oppressive situations.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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