Wednesday, August 7, 2013

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Holocaust/WWII/Schindler’s List/CCSS Questions/Vocabulary/Prezi”

by Linda Jennifer
8th - 12th Grade

Schindler's List
the Holocaust

The CCSS “lay out a vision of what it means to be a literate person in the 21st century.” Integrating film into your curriculum is an excellent way to satisfy many of the new Common Core State Standards.

You don’t need to show entire films, just short clips of these films, to develop competences deemed essential in the new CCSS guidelines.


➢ A PREZI with clips from the film

➢ A multiple choice quiz with six questions and answers

➢ Vocabulary – definitions for words that are crucial for understanding the Holocaust

➢ Information on Oskar Schindler

➢ Essay questions and discussion questions

➢ Questions aligned with ELA-Literacy CCSS 8-12 – in particular with the following standards:

I have another TpT unit on Schindler's List - this more in-depth unit combines the questions that are included here and adds other questions and competences.

I teach SCHINDLER'S LIST as a TEXTURE TEXT or a CONTEXT TEXT usually alongside THE REPUBLIC. It is an excellent film to use when studying philosophical concepts including, but not limited to, the following: morality, ethics, sacrifice, freedom, courage, and the power of hope.

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1 comment:

  1. Victoria I can't thank you enough for posting this and for doing all of the things you do for us teachers. Your blog and Pinterest boards are a wonderful service for buyers and sellers alike!!
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