I just saw a post shared by Scott Petri about a Middle School creating an interactive lesson on the Holocaust. It struck me for many reasons which I will get to as we examine this week's topic. The first reason was that it happened at a Middle School just about 20 minutes from me and yet Scott who is from California was the one sharing this event with me.
Please watch and check out the write up of this amazing learning activity. Holocaust Living Museum
Watching this made me think about the conversation I am having with Jason Bretzmann's #tlap book chat on Voxer about creating engaging lessons and fun in your classroom. Imagine how impactful this lesson is for students and for those who are able to experience the lesson with this class.
Let's Break down the lesson-
Q1 What do you think of this lesson? First thoughts? Is this a pirate lesson? #sstlap
Q2 What are the elements of this lesson that make it newsworthy? #sstlap
Q3 What elements of this lesson do you think the students and those who participated in it will remember well after the lesson is done? #sstlap
Q4 How could you help to make this lesson more impactful for the students? Think about the students interviewed and their responses #sstlap
Q5 How do you bring history to life in your classroom? #sstlap
Q6 How do you teach difficult or sensitive topics like the holocaust, slavery, racism to your students? #sstlap
Q7 The video shows a lesson on the holocaust-creating a virtual/living museum- How could you use this strategy for your content area? #sstlap