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Ms. Boss from Versailles KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Holocaust Literature to Improve Critical Thinking & Enhance Perspective

Help me give my students additional resources to read and study about the Holocaust, so they can think critically about history and how to speak up for important issues.

  • $492 goal

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My Students

"Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented." My students understand the significance of Elie Wiesel's words because they value our school goals of being safe, responsible, and respectful.

These young women and men seek to understand the perspective of other people and cultures, so they can speak up about important issues in our world today.

My students write daily to build their personal habits as disciplined writers, and they enjoy sharing their learning in our classroom community.

My Project

All of our students taking English II will be reading and discussing Elie Wiesel's memoir NIGHT. We need additional resources in our classroom library for students to read and learn about the causes and motivations of the Holocaust. I am requesting an assortment of literature and nonfiction about the Holocaust so students can select texts to read alongside NIGHT. Research suggests the importance of student choice in reading selections for helping students improve as readers and for maintaining interest in reading.

We also know that students should read multiple texts on a topic to gain a broader understanding and to consider varying perspectives.

This is similar to how we all interact in the world today. We read or listen to a variety of sources to learn about what's happening in the world in which we live. Students will make these connections as they contemplate Holocaust history through literature.

Ms. Boss
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi • AKJ Education $13.13 3 $39.39
Beyond Courage The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust • AKJ Education $11.67 3 $35.01
Youth Destroyed-the Nazi Camps Primary Sources from the Holocaust • AKJ Education $24.29 1 $24.29
The Holocaust • AKJ Education $7.99 3 $23.97
Origins Of The Holocaust • AKJ Education $23.36 1 $23.36
FRONTLINE: Never Forget to Lie • AKJ Education $22.49 1 $22.49
We Are Witnesses Five Diaries of Teenagers Who Died in the Holocaust • AKJ Education $7.29 3 $21.87
The Boy on the Wooden Box How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List • AKJ Education $7.29 3 $21.87
The Boy on the Wooden Box How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List • AKJ Education $7.29 3 $21.87
Never Again Survivors of the Holocaust • AKJ Education $18.21 1 $18.21
The Cage • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
I Have Lived a Thousand Years • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
Four Perfect Pebbles • AKJ Education $5.10 3 $15.30
I Am a Star: Child of the Holocaust • AKJ Education $5.10 3 $15.30
Survivors: True Stories of Children in the Holocaust • AKJ Education $5.10 3 $15.30
The Hiding Place • AKJ Education $12.59 1 $12.59
Schindler's List • AKJ Education $12.41 1 $12.41
The Last Train A Holocaust Story • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Beyond Courage The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67

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