November 22, 2015 Mitzvah 2- 6/7

In November, class began with a review of last week’s discussion on identity, stereotype and being a bystander. Today’s class began with a review of last weeks discussion on identity, stereotype and being a bystander. Then, we covered the early years of Nazi Germany, from 1933 to 1938. We discussed the Nuremberg laws, and Kristallnacht…. Read More

November 15, 2015 – Mitzvah 6/7

Today’s class is was an awesome example of what brings me back to CHJ each year.  Such involved discussion and connections!  The students created such and engaging and enriching experience for themselves, each other and me as well. We spoke about the forming of ghettos, ghetto life and increased tactics used to identify the Jewish… Read More

November 1, 2015 – Mitzvah – 6/7

  Today’s class began with a review of last week’s discussion on identity, stereotype and being a bystander. Then, we covered the early years of Nazi Germany, from 1933 to 1938.  We discussed the Nuremberg laws, and Kristallnacht. Your students are impressively well versed in the idea of an economic depression. We discussed how Post… Read More

October 2015 – Mitzvah – 6/7

Mitzvah (Rachel – 6/7) In October, as introduction to our Holocaust unit, we reviewed and dissected the meaning of the following vocabulary words: Bystander, Genocide, Identity, Scapegoat, Conformity, Propaganda, Stereotype, Fear, Holocaust, Discrimination and Symbolism.       Some terms came very easily to the group. Bystander was one of those words. Everyone was able to… Read More

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