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MAUS : a memoir of the Holocaust : teacher's guide

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MAUS : a memoir of the Holocaust : teacher's guide
Call No: EDUC VHEC Teacher's Guides

Call NumberEDUC VHEC Teacher's Guides
Sub-CollectionEducation Materials
Statement of ResponsibilityFrieda Miller.
Creators & ContributorsMiller, Frieda (author)
Sharpe, Graham (contributor)
Fromowitz, Dan (researcher)
Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre (contributor)
Spiegelman, Art (subject)
Summary"This guide has been organized into three classroom subject areas. Teachers who want to borrow ideas across disciplines will find that the student materials are particularly easy to adapt to different teaching needs. Social Studies: As a memoir of the Holocaust, History and Social Studies teachers will find that MAUS offers an opportunity to explore the history of the Holocaust through Vladek's experiences of: segregation, hiding and deportation, the workings and specialized language of Auschwitz, resistance, liberation, and the aftermath of war. Language Arts: As autobiography, expressed through the conversations between father and son, MAUS offers English teachers a unique opportunity to analyze form and explore character development and the use of metaphor. Visual Art: As a comic book which features the artist as one of the characters, MAUS offers art teachers an opportunity to explore style, the artistic process and contemporary cartooning as it relates to issues of social justice." Page 2
  • Introduction
  • About the teacher's guide
  • Art Spiegelman
  • Social Studies
    • A memoir of the Holocaust
    • Pre-war Jewish life
    • Loss of rights
    • Separation, hiding, deportation
    • The workings of Auschwitz-Birkenau
    • Language of deception
    • Resistance
    • Liberation and the aftermath
  • Language Arts
    • Form and genre
    • MAUS as metaphor
    • Character study
  • Visual Arts
    • A comic book about the Holocaust?
    • Social justic cartoons
  • Glossary
  • Timeline of the Holocaust
  • Resources
Physical Description 54 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherVancouver : Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
  • Teacher's guide related to the exhibition MAUS: A Memoir of the Holocaust. The exhibition was curated by Natalia Indrimi and organized by La Centrale dell'Arte, Rome-New York
  • Editing, layout and design, Graham Sharpe