By comparing two personal accounts of escape from German-occupied Europe, students gain a deeper understanding of escape and the refugee experience during the Holocaust.
"Students explore the artwork of a young man imprisoned in the Theresienstadt ghetto and consider the value of creative expression as a means to cope with oppression. "
If you are a middle school educator passionate about social justice, critical thinking, and community building, we invite you to attend Facing History’s Middle School Teacher Symposium on May 12th. This is a great way for those curious about how to use Facing History at the middle school level—whether it is in an English, history, or advisory class— to learn firsthand about specific content and teaching strategies that meet the developmental and academic needs of pre teens.
Students investigate the role memorials and monuments play in expressing a society’s values and shaping its memory by studying existing memorials and then designing their own.