Students use the ideas of W.E.B Du Bois and historian David Kennedy to explore their own Jewish identities and consider how they coexist with their identities as Americans.
Students begin to relate Schindler's List to the contemporary world by examining recent stories of racial hatred in Charlottesville and Germany.
Students reflect on how the Holocaust can educate us about our responsibilities to confront genocide and injustice today.
Students are introduced to the history of ideas, events, and decisions that shaped the world of Schindler’s List.
Students prepare for their study of Schindler's List by creating a contract establishing a thoughtful, respectful, and caring classroom community.
Students establish a safe space for holding sensitive conversations, before introducing the events surrounding Ferguson, by acknowledging people's complicated feelings about race and creating a classroom contract.
Students learn about the obstacles to emigration during the Holocaust by reading about one family’s attempts to leave Nazi occupied Germany.