If you want to check out my Prezi I posted it below:
For the visual discovery I would ask the students questions and they would write their responses down. There were three levels of questioning and the point was to get the students to think about the Holocaust. The questions below accompany the picture in the Prezi. Then after each question I would have volunteers (and some students I called upon) to share what they wrote.
Level One: Gathering evidence
- What do you see in this image?
- What are some key details, or pieces of evidence you see?
- How would you describe this scene and the people?
- What do you hear or smell in this scene?
- What do you think is the approximate date of this scene? Give one piece of evidence to support your answer.
- Where might this scene have taken place? Give two pieces of evidence to support your answer.
- What do you think is happening in this scene? Give two pieces of evidence to support your answer.
- How do you think these people were feeling at this time and place?
- Why do you think these people look this way?
I asked 'How would you describe the scene and the people.' One of my students in third bell goes, "They look like David" (another kid in the class). I had to remind him that that was not appropriate to say especially since I warned them about making fun of the subject. I do not want to watch that clip. I hate watching myself teach!
Yesterday I didn't drink any caffeine. Problems arouse. 1. I couldn't concentrate on my homework last night and slept too much. 2. I had a massive headache today. By the time lunch rolled around all I wanted to do was take ibuprofen and sleep. But I couldn't. Luckily it went away after I put more caffeine in my body. I'm too addicted to caffeine.
Today I found out that one of my students was the victim of an arson. Her families house was burned down on purpose and they lost everything. It just brings into perspective the type of situation these kids are in. My heart just breaks for them. I want to collect donations for her and her family. If anyone reading this has anything they need to donate please let me know!
Also, Happy 30th Birthday to the Department of education!
NPR's link can be found here.
National Archive's link can be found here.
Finally, I received a package today from one of my best friends from back home! She made me a Cleveland painting and sent me a news clipping of Cleveland. If you couldn't tell we love Cleveland. All my friends back home are huge Cleveland fans. I love receiving and sending mail! So, if you ever want to mail something I will always bear that burden! :)