Grade Levels: 6 through 12
- To prepare and conduct a memorial service commemorating the victims of the Holocaust.
- student art work
- student writing
- guest speaker (optional)
- student-created program guide
After a unit on the Holocaust, hold a class memorial for the school to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. Include student art work, poetry, short stories, and essays created throughout the unit, having students read their own pieces. Students may plan the program and create a program guide for the ceremony. Create a gallery of student artwork and dedicate it to the children who perished in the Holocaust. Include music in your service, having it play in the gallery area or softly in the background during the readings. You may wish to invite a survivor to speak at your program.Assessment:
Evaluate students based on their individual work for the program. You may wish to create a specified rubric for the writing, speaking, music, drama, etc. or have students develop their own criteria for evaluation.
A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
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