1. In this program I will introduce students to 12-year-old Jack, whose story begins in Poland before Hitler. In an age-appropriate manner, I will share Jack's three-year experience in a concentration camp from ages 15 to 18, and his life since in America.
2. I will discuss how and why Hitler targeted Jewish children. I will explain in simple terms how ethnic cleansing continues to exist in our own time.
3. I will share powerful (but non-graphic) photos that convey the anguish of the Holocaust victims, and also give students a sense of Jack, his lost family, and his present life.
I will end with a Q&A session with students.
--To bring the Holocaust alive so that students feel they were there.
--T0 share the true story of a boy swept up in the Holocaust who must use his wits and humanity to survive.
--To pique students' interest in World War II and why Hitler targeted the Jews.
--To explain why the Holocaust happened and its impact upon history.
Other Nations and Wprld Affairs; U.S. History/The History of the United States; U.S. History/The History of Peoples of Many Cultures Around the World; English/Reading for Understanding. tba.
This program is appropriate for grades four and up. Check your scope and sequence to see where studies of World War II and the Holocaust occur.