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Pigeon teacher’s guide : a companion to the VHEC docent-led classroom workshop, Pigeon

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Pigeon teacher’s guide : a companion to the VHEC docent-led classroom workshop, Pigeon
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Sub-CollectionEducation Materials
Dates[2017]; ©2017
Statement of ResponsibilityLessons & text, Ilona Shulman Spaar ; Research, Ilona Shulman Spaar, Meredith Shaw ; Design, Illene Yu.
Creators & ContributorsSpaar, Ilona Shulman (author)
Spaar, Ilona Shulman (researcher)
Shaw, Meredith (researcher)
Yu, Illene (contributor)
Jakoubovitch, Jannushka Elisheva (related)
Zwaan, J.T. (related)
"This teacher's guide is a companion to the classroom-based workshop, Pigeon, facilitated by docents of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre (VHEC)... The 60-minute or 45-minute long workshop (duration depending on the usual class length) consists of a short film that focuses on rescue and decision making during the Holocaust in France, followed by an interactive exploration of those themes led by the docent... The lessons in this guide introduce students to the [Pigeon] film's broader historical context, and facilitate their ongoing engagement with the topics and themes raised in the docent-led classroom workshop. The guide includes pre and post-workshop activities, discussion questions, student study documents, links to primary sources, including a survivor testimony, a historical document from the VHEC collection, as well as a glossary and recommended sources. The pre-workshop activities introduce students to a testimony of a Holocaust survivor from France and her exposure to antisemitism and propaganda. The post-workshop activities offer students the opportunity to engage further with the topic of rescue during the Holocaust and to learn about a specific case of rescue by engaging with a primary source document from the VHEC collection." —Introduction, page 2
  • Introduction
  • Pre-workshop:
    • Lesson: Learning from testimony
    • Extension: Analyzing propaganda
    • Student study documents
  • Post-workshop:
    • Lesson: Rescuers during the Holocaust
    • Extension: The case of Dr. J. T. Zwaan
    • Student study documents
  • Appendices
    • Glossary
    • Recommended resources
Physical Description 1 online resource (25 pages) : PDF file, illustrations
Carrier Typeonline resource
PublisherVancouver : Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
NotesExcerpts from a testimony of Jannushka J., a Holocaust survivor from France (referenced in the teacher's guide) are available on the VHEC-produced teaching website, Primary Voices: Teaching Through Holocaust Survivor Testimony: https://vhec.org/primaryvoices/testimony/next/
AudienceGrades 6–12
URLhttps://vhec.org/wp-content/uploads/VHEC_Pigeon_TeachersGuide.pdf, Access the freely available full text from the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre