WWII through Jewish Eyes

Past and Present-Day Effects of Prejudice

What types of persecution did the Jews experience during WWII, and how is prejudice relevant to me today?

Standards/Concepts Taught: CCSS SS5-4 5: Summarize the political and social impact of WWII and the roll of key figures in this involvement such as Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, and Adolf Hitler.


My students will be focusing on the political and social impact of WWII and the roll of Adolf Hitler.


CCSS RL5.2: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.


Through reading Number the Stars my students will determine the theme which involves prejudice against the Jews. They will also be able to summarize the prejudice taking place against the Jews in WWII as discussed in Number the Stars. Entry Event: Blog entries about present-day prejudice

Challenge to Students: Through this project, I want my students to realize the effect that prejudice had and is currently having.



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Technology

Wevideo

The students will be creating a Wevideo documenting the effects of prejudice against the Jews and the effects of current prejudice experienced today.

The Four Cs

Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity

Critical Thinking - Students are taught to think critically by assimilating information and delving into the ramifications of prejudice.

Communication - Communication will be essential as students work together to create a Wevideo.

Collaboration - Collaboration will also be essential as students work together to create a Wevideo.

Creativity - Creativity will also be essential as students work together to create a Wevideo.

Assessment

Students will be assessed using rubrics, checklists, self-evaluations, peer evaluations, and presentations.