The White Rose
Subject: Multicultural/Social Studies/Art
Grade Levels: 6 through 12
Sunshine State Standards:
- To realize individuals have the right to live in freedom
- To understand passive resistance
- To comprehend the value of dedication to a cause
- To learn watercolor transparency techniques
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- Grades 6-8
- VA.A.1.3.1, 1.3.3
- VA.B.1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3
- VA.C.1.3.1, 1.3.2
- Grades 9-12
- VA.B.1.4.2, 1.4.3
- VA.C.1.4.1, 1.4.2
- VA.D.1.4.1, 1.4.2
- sketch pads
- watercolor block
- Introduce the resistance movement known as the "White Rose."
- Establish this time in the history of Nazi Germany and the purpose of the Scholls, their friends, professor, family, and colleagues.
- Make a timeline of the White Rose events from beginning to the end.
- Identify each character:
- Hans and Sophie Scholl
- Christoph "Christal" Probst
- Dr. Kurt Huber
- Willi Graf
- Alexander Schmorell
- Elizabeth Schmorell
- Inge Scholl
- Name three favorite artists of the Scholls [Franz Marc, Van Gough, Gaugin]
- Students will design a leaflet of protest using the Scholls' "Leaflets of the White Rose" as a model
- Design a transparent watercolor/collage
- Include in your composition:
- White Rose
- Sophie and Hans Scholl
- Other pertinent subject matter
- Finish artworks
- Prepare for presentation
The quality of the student's work can be assessed by:
- Peer and/or teacher review.
- Setting up your classroom as a Holocaust Gallery and Museum.
- Constructive critiquing of each other's work
- Planning a exhibition for the school
- Offering your work as a traveling show to other schools and art councils within the community.
White Rose Gallery
Scholl, Inge. The White Rose: Munich 1942 - 1943. (1983) Middletown: Wesleyan University Press.
A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
Produced by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology,
College of Education, University of South Florida © 2005.