Subject: Social Studies
Mapping Survivor Stories
Grade Levels: 6 through 12
Sunshine State Standards:
- To trace a survivor's story using a timeline, map skills, poetry and/or prose and photography.
- To make a visual representation of a survivor's journey through his or her life as a culminating activity for the class and the survivor.
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- Grades 6-8
- Grades 9-12
- poster board
- maps of the world to be cut up
- collage materials
- glue sticks
- Holocaust prose or poetry which is appropriate for the survivor story
- digital camera to take a picture of the survivor
After hearing one or more survivor stories, or reading or hearing a survivor story from the Web, make a collaged representation of that person's journey from before the Holocaust, during the Holocaust, and after the Holocaust. Encourage students to include photographs, maps, and other visual resources to the timeline. Photographs from this Teacher's Guide may be printed out and included. Poems or short quotations from the survivor testimony may also be added at appropriate locations.
Establish a rubric for the types and number of items to be included. You may also choose to evaluate the presentation on its composition and aesthetic merit.
A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
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