The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.
1. Film Comparison
Watch a film (or, if time permits, several) that deals with the Holocaust and the treatment of prisoners and detainees in Nazi concentration camps. (Some suggestions include Sophie's Choice, Schindler's List, Jakob, the Liar, The Grey Zone, The Pianist, and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.) As they watch, ask students to make notes of events that are similar to the experiences detailed in Olga Lengyel's story, as well as elements that seem to contradict her account. After the film, ask students to...
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