I'm enjoying your work in this unit, especially the classroom discussion around the unit's theme. Thank you for participating in your literature circle groups and sharing your ideas in whole-group discussions.
By now you probably have an idea for a possible "Crime against Humanity" you want to research. Please respond to this post and do the following:
A. What topic would you like to research? Remember, your research doesn't have to be limited to the Holocaust.
B. Which essential question will you use to guide your research?
Be sure to check your response using C-U-P-S.
This week we began of our new unit called, "Crimes Against Humanity." This unit will be historical, and you will write both argumentative and an informative papers. Since our anchor text will be John Boyne's The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, we will spend quite a bit of time researching the main crime against humanity that everyone should be familiar with . . . The Holocaust, which occurred from 1941-1945. This was a genocide orchestrated by Adolf Hitler which targeted people of the Jewish religion. Unfortunately, this was not the first or last genocide which has occurred throughout history. Luckily, there were a few survivors of this tragedy that were willing to share their stories with the world. We are so lucky to be able to have first-hand accounts of this tragedy available to us. This week, I would like you to use some time to research The Holocaust and refresh yourself about what happened. Then, I would like you to look up a survivor of The Holocaust and read his/her story. Please comment back with with the survivor's name and a summary of their story. Go HERE to find interesting links.
Remember: You will not receive credit for comments that do not adhere to the C.U.P.S. rules or that are off topic. Please take the time to check your work before you post.
I'm looking forward to this awesome new unit!
Kimberly Barrett, NBCT, Bachelor of Arts of English, Murray State University, 1996, Master's Degree in English, MSU, 2004
Blessed to teach since 1996, I spend my days doing exactly what I've always wanted to do . . . TEACH. I'm married to the sweetest man alive, Tim, and we have two beautiful babies, Marlee Rose and Beau Wilson.