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Hitler's War Against Children: How One Boy Survived the Death Camps--by Andrea Warren--CCSS Aligned
Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersESL students, all agesPublic Library: Library Patrons
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International, Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving
Andrea Warren's Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps is widely used both in this country and others to introduce students fourth grade and up to the Holocaust through the true story of one boy who lived through Hitler's occupation of Poland and three years in the death camps. Like her book, Warren's presentation is non-graphic and straightforward, in spite of covering some very difficutl material. Even the most sensitive of students will be captivated by Jack and his bravery. While having read the book is not required, students who do so and also hear this program will understand the what and the why of the Holocaust. Identifying with Jack, they will see Hitler's victims as people just like themselves and will want to know more about ethnic hatred, tyrannical oppression, and World War II. For more information about the author and her books, go to AndreaWarren.com or www.InkThinkTank.com.
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.
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