Voyage of the St. Louis: From Hope to Despair

 Echoes & Reflections
Grade Level:
  9 -  12
Estimated completion time:
 3 hour(s)
Standards Addressed:
 Common Core, ISTE NETS, NCSS
Subject Area:
 Social Studies, English Language Arts, European History, Holocaust & Genocide Studies, Media & Digital Literacy, United States History

This activity provides students with an opportunity to learn about the ill-fated voyage of the MS St. Louis in 1939, to hear how the events affected individuals, especially children and teenagers who were on the ship, and to construct a video project that identifies turning points in the journey through passengers' testimonies and photographs.

The activity can be used alone or as an extension to Echoes and Reflections' Unit: Perpetrators, Collaborators, and Bystanders:

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