View a variety of videos and other teaching resources to help you share the story of Holocaust survivor Sonia Weitz with your students.
Writing poetry has been central to Sonia Weitz's life from an early age. It has helped her cope with her emotions in the aftermath of the intense trauma she experienced during the Holocaust. And it has been her companion through the years when events in the world and her own life trigg
Survivor Profiles give students access to video testimony, as well as primary source documents, photographs, and biographical information about the survivor. They can be used to bring survivor voices into the classroom or to help prepare for a survivor visit.
Get the 6-week unit created for a 11th/12th grade history elective class using our Holocaust content and Literacy Design Collaborative’s task templates.
A new class at Mount Alvernia High School, a Catholic girl’s school for grades 7-12 in Newton, Massachusetts, is combining social studies with Catholic history and theology in order to help students examine difficult moments in human history and understand how their own actions can inspire tolerance and peace in their communities and around the world.
Called Catholic Social Teaching in Action, the class got its start when history teacher Jennifer Staysniak decided to try something different. When asked to teach an elective on psychology, Staysniak instead floated the idea of creating a totally new class about universal rights and important moments in history through the lens of Catholic social teachings.