Wash, Rinse, Don't Repeat!

 Michelle Sadrena Clark
Grade Level:
  10 -  12
Estimated completion time:
 4 hour(s)
Standards Addressed:
 ISTE 1,2,3, 6, CCS Writing Standards 6, Speaking and Listening 4.a, 5, Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects 6
Subject Area:
 Literature, English Language Arts, European History, Genocide Studies, Holocaust Literature, Humanities, Media & Digital Literacy

The phrase, “History repeats itself,” often refers to a perception about the negative parts of the past repeating. One theme that repeats is intolerance, which is unwillingness to accept views, beliefs, or behaviors that differ from one’s own. Examples of intolerance reoccur in a number of ways.

In this video editing activity, students have an opportunity to hear how Jewish survivors of the Holocaust experienced the intolerance of the Hitler Youth. Students analyze this historical case along with current cases of intolerance, and construct a video. The activity will help empower them to break the cycle of repetition by interrupting injustice when they encounter it.

This activity was created by Michelle Sadrena Clark, an 11th grade US History and American Literature teacher at High Tech High North County in San Marcos, California.

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