This lesson focuses on two young Jewish survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi death camp. As they return to their home town and the concentration camp, they each tell their story and explain why they were willing to return to such an...
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Unit: Surviving Auschwitz (9-12)
Unit: Teamwork: Unit One of Establishing a Student-Run Foundation
Play a fast-paced game to practice saying names. Discuss the importance of using names.
Unit: Character Education: Respect (Grade 8)
The learners read and reflect on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as it relates to respect.
Unit: Character Education: Courage (Grade 7)
Learners identify issues in their school or community they feel they could have the courage to stand up for.
Unit: Character Education: Caring (Grade 6)
In this lesson, we learn that small actions do matter to the common good. While Mother Teresa is an amazing example of generosity, selflessness, and caring, we don't need to give up everything and make grand gestures to be caring.
Unit: Character Education: Trustworthiness (Grade 7)
The learners read the metaphor drawings of the other groups and copy strong words and phrases that help define trustworthiness. They identify traits of people they know (including themselves) and write a definition of trustworthy.
Unit: What Respect Means to Me
Learners define respect first for themselves, then as a group, they discuss the meaning of respect in different situations.
Unit: Character Education: Integrity (Grade 8)
The learners reflect on the meaning of integrity by analyzing quotes and naming what they are "true to" in themselves.
Unit: Surviving Auschwitz (6-8)
This lesson focuses on two young Jewish survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi death camp. As they return to their home town and the concentration camp, they each tell their story and explain why they were willing to return to such an emotionally devastating place. Their story is...
Unit: Nonprofits are Necessary (6-8)
The purpose of this lesson is to have students recognize the idea of an emerging democracy, analyze the struggles of the people, and decide on a way to help the people.