Students are introduced to the many factors that influenced Americans’ will and ability to respond to the Jewish refugee crisis, including isolationism, racism, xenophobia, and antisemitism.
Students turn their attention to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the emergence of a strong current of ethno-nationalism rooted in Turkish identity.
Students understand news from Myanmar about the persecution of the Rohingya by analyzing a recent New York Times article.
Students are introduced to the history of Western imperialism in East Asia and its influence on the identities and ambitions of Japan and China.
How can we apply the lessons of the film Schindler’s List toward standing up to hatred in our own communities? How do you engage students in conversations around racism, antisemitism and other forms of hatred? Watch this webinar to hear Mr. Spielberg discuss the legacy of Schindler’s List, its impact on Holocaust education, and the importance of responding to hatred in our communities today.
Listening to students’ reactions—noting their interests, questions, and misconceptions—will inform your decisions about how to debrief their viewing of Reporter. What issues that the film raises are relevant to your curriculum? What skills would you like students to practice?