Rising Up From Hate: Equality for All

Tomorrow, I will begin a new unit entitled, “Rising Up From Hate: Equality for All”. My students will compare and contrast the Holocaust with the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement. I will do this through the use of two books, The Diary of Anne Frank and Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice.

My students have a goal to write and publish a book from this unit. I believe that this would be very easily accomplished, because the unit relies on self reflection and discovery. Therefore, a collection of essays and poetry with this theme could make for an excellent read.

I will begin the unit with Anne Frank, and work in Claudette Colvin later in the unit.

Ok…on with the lesson.

I will introduce the lesson with writing and discussion.

The students will have to write for 5 minutes responding to the unit title, “Rising Up From Hate: Equality for All”.

Once they have completed their writing, we will have a classroom discussion on their responses to the prompt.

I will then give every student a copy of the Diary of Anne Frank, along with a KWL chart entitled, The Holocaust.

The students will take a few minutes filling in what they already know about The Holocaust or Anti Semitism.

 

Then we will read a biography of Anne’s life and watch a couple of clips from the following source. They will fill in the KWL chart as we read, listen, and discuss.
http://www.biography.com/people/anne-frank-9300892

http://youtu.be/yLSvdEUA2wI

 
 
Finally, we will read the introduction to the novel, The Diary of Anne Frank, together as a class. We will also review the chapters, and observations such as vocabulary usage by Anne.
 
The students will also begin a formal research paper based off either World War II, The Holocaust, Anne Frank, and Jewish traditions this week along with the reading of the novel.
 
I can’t wait to begin the unit tomorrow!
 
 
 

 
 
 

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