Explore this suite of classroom activities geared toward middle school and high school students. These activities are rooted in testimony and provide students with the tools to develop empathy, employ critical thinking, and ultimately counter hate and respond to injustice.
Conflict and Refugees
What does it mean to be a refugee – and what challenges do refugees, displaced persons, and asylum seekers face? Explore topics related to human rights with activities that open up the lines of communication and empower students to take action.
US VS. THEM: CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES
In these activities, students will examine the concept of othering and conduct a testimony-based inquiry that helps them answer the question: What creates an us vs them mentality?
RESPONDING TO INJUSTICE
Students will explore justice and injustice by viewing powerful eye witness testimonies. These activities aim to inspire students to address a social injustice in their own community by examining how people have responded in the past.
RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Help students investigate the basic human rights of all people and the moral courage and actions necessary to protect the fundamental rights of all people through powerful stories of survivors and witness of genocide.
Immigration and Emigration
Students explore the role of immigration - both during the Holocaust and through the lens of how immigration impacts our own family histories - and view eyewitness testimonies to analyze how immigration and emigration have impacted the lives of others.
Reparations and Healing
Students learn about different individuals’ experiences with and attitudes toward reparations. How can governments make amends for past injustices? Are they able to do so? Spark conversations about these important themes through the lens of eyewitness testimony.