Antisemitism and the Bystander Effect

Author:
 USC Shoah Foundation
Grade Level:
  7 -  10
Language:
 English
Estimated completion time:
 1 hour(s)
Standards Addressed:
 Common Core, ISTE NETS
Subject Area:
 Character Education, Genocide Studies, Media & Digital Literacy, World History

Description:
In this activity, students will develop an understanding of what it means to be a bystander and the impact of bystanding. Students will watch testimonies from survivors of and witnesses to historical and contemporary antisemitism who describe the consequences of the bystander effect in their own lives. Students will construct a social media message for the #BeginsWithMe campaign that describes their own plan to counter bystander behavior.

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