"From Teachers for Teachers" is an online project that will allow teachers to share lessons and activities, and comment on how they used the materials.
Holocaust Book Trailer Project
By Julie Scott, East Valley School District, Spokane, WA
Students will create book trailers using iMovie based on Holocaust novels, memoirs, or diaries using plot, setting, and characters (not giving away too much) to entice others to read the book. Grades 6-12. From Julie: "All of my students, from low to high, completed this project. They worked very hard on them!" See sample trailers made by Julie's students!
By Branda Anderson, Kamiak High School, Mukilteo, WA
The Oneg Shabbat are secret archives of diaries, reports, and documents about daily life in the ghettos, written methodically by Jewish groups in ghettos. This lesson explores Jewish resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto through a short film about the Oneg Shabbat, discussion questions, and online discussion through the TedEd website. For grades 9-12.
Branda's Online Lesson (TEDEd) | Lesson Plan (PDF)
Using iWitness in an Online Course about Genocide and Human Rights
By Kathleen Ralf, Frankfurt International School and Global Online Academy
"Instead of having my students write a research paper on how daily life for Jews was affected by the Holocaust, my students created 5-8 minute movies within Shoah’s iWitness website."
The Weaver's Scar: For Our Rwanda
By Brian Crawford, the Downtown School- a Lakeside School, Seattle, WA.
The Weaver's Scar is a the first young adult novel written in English and for an American audience dealing directly with the Rwandan genocide. It is a story of a Rwandan boy who manages to escape the 1994 genocide of the Tutsis and make it to America. The author's website includes information about this and other books, and a link to the Teacher Manual for the novel. Brian is a member of the Holocaust Center's Teacher Advisory Board and speaks often about the Rwandan genocide.