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Ruta's closet : study guide

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Ruta's closet : study guide
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Sub-CollectionEducation Materials
Statement of ResponsibilityLessons & text, Adara Goldberg ; Research, Alice Park ; Design, Illene Yu.
Creators & ContributorsGoldberg, Adara (author)
Park, Alice (researcher)
Yu, Illene (contributor)
Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre (contributor)
Sigal, Ruth Kron (subject)
Summary"The study guide is designed to facilitate engagement with the historical context, eyewitness accounts and themes in Ruta’s Closet... The format allows for flexibility to reflect different classroom realities. Most lessons and activities can be interpreted as individual assignments, or undertaken through group work or class discussions. Unless otherwise indicated, students can engage with the lessons sequentially or throughout the reading of Ruta’s Closet. In Jewish Life in Lithuania, students will examine photographs and other sources to gain an understanding of Jewish life and culture before the Holocaust. Students will also engage with documentary film footage and eyewitness accounts to consider the impact of Nazi occupation on Lithuania’s Jews. Children in the Holocaust facilitates student engagement with eyewitness accounts from child survivors of the Holocaust and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child to promote critical thinking about children’s experiences during conflicts.
Finally, Responses to Persecution advances student understanding about human behaviour and ethical decision-making during the Holocaust and the Rwandan Genocide." Page 3
  • Introduction
  • Lesson 1 : Jewish life in Lithuania
    • Lessons & activities
    • Support material
  • Lesson 2 : Children in the Holocaust
    • Lessons & activities
    • Support material
  • Lesson 3 : Responses to persecution
    • Lessons & activities
    • Support material
  • Appendices
  • Glossary
  • Timeline
  • Recommended resources
Physical Description 1 online resource (27 pages) : PDF file, illustrations, map
Carrier Typeonline resource
PublisherVancouver : Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
AudienceSenior secondary and university students in English and the humanities
URLhttp://vhec.org/images/pdfs/RutasCloset_TeachersGuide_2Aug2016.pdf, Access the freely available full text from the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
Location in CollectionEducational Materials