Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Holocaust Poetry

Flowers and a Butterfly -- a painting by Dorit Weiser,
a girl in the Terezin (Theresienstadt) ghetto.
Weiser was born in 1932 and perished in 1944
in the Auschwitz camp.
Aims:
IWBAT analyze poetry written by children living in the Czech concentration camp called Terezin, in order to describe how their experience in the camp influenced the children.









Tasks:

1. Do Now: compound sentences - part 3

2. Homework Check:



3. Read Night: pp. 57-65

4. Track Mr. T's PowerPoint presentation about Terezin, as you take notes on your classwork paper:

  • If we have enough time, we will watch a short video about a woman who survived Terezin as a child: 
  • This is another video that shows footage of what Terezin looks like today (ignore the corny music):

5. Read "At Terezin," a poem written by a child imprisoned at the Terezin concentration camp. As you read and analyze the poem, complete this form:


6. If you finish early, you may read the other poems on your classwork page or watch one of the videos above (use headphones).


Homework: "Terezin"



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