Everything you need to understand or teach I Have Lived a Thousand Years by Livia Bitton-Jackson.
The story begins the town of Somorja in the summer of 1943 when Elli, twelve, longs for the exciting life led by her older brother, Bubi. Elli spends her days in the typical pursuits of young girls of her age. Her friend Bonnie and she sometimes go to the Danube to swim, as do many others in the area. The river also serves as a place for watering herds of animals, such as sheep.
Elli lives with her parents at a time when Germans are threatening people of every ethnicity other than the Aryan race. Elli and her family, Jews, are soon targeted. Forced to wear the bright yellow star on their clothing at all times, Elli simply refused at first to go out, though Bubi wears the star like a badge of honor. When Elli attends a final school function - the school having been closed due to...
I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing Up in the Holocaust Lesson Plans contain 125 pages of teaching material, including: