Teach 21: Stand Up, Speak Out!
As our world becomes more mechanized, more digital, and more impatient, we are becoming more and more isolated and intolerant as a result. We no longer must meet our brethren, our detractors, or our skeptics face to face, but we can hide behind the facade of technology. However, this same barrier can be seen and used as an avenue to even greater insight into our world and a deeper dialogue with ourselves and our peers. In the unit, we will be using a multitude of technological devices and skills to allow the students an opportunity to dialogue with a survivor of the Holocaust, to view her story, and the story of other survivors, to read excerpts from essays and memoirs speaking to the themes of tolerance, survival, and hope. We are taking on the challenge of Gerda Wissmann Klein to: Stand Up and Speak Out!
About Teach 21 – Advancing Network Uses Grant: This project is funded by the state’s K12 High Speed Network (http://k12hsn.org) for the purpose of providing educators across the state with a vision for the meaningful integration of technology into the core curriculum and reinforcing 21st Century Learning Skills. The lesson Wiki includes the objectives, procedures, standards alignment (both state and national), materials, and links to additional resources. The lesson includes this 2-3 minute video clip with teacher interview, student interviews and a snapshot of what the lesson actually “looked like” in the classroom.
View Elk Grove USD Teach21 lesson plans at: https://anu-teach21.wikispaces.com/ANU+Home
California’s K12 High Speed Network: http://k12hsn.org
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For more information about Elk Grove USD – http://www.egusd.net/