The Rights of Children

 Echoes & Reflections
Grade Level:
  7 -  9
Estimated completion time:
 0.75 hour(s)
Standards Addressed:
Subject Area:
 English Language Arts, Sociology, Character Education, Social Studies

This activity guides students in exploring the topic of children during the Holocaust, and the broader idea of rights children have in a society. First, students will reflect on the rights of children in our society today. Following this introduction, they will view testimonies of children during the Holocaust. Next, students will consider what can happen to children who are not protected in a society. Finally, students will create a short social media video post that addresses the following:

How and why have countries of the world attempted to protect the rights of children in the post-Holocaust era?

The activity can be used alone or as an extension to "The Children and Legacies beyond the Holocaust" unit in Echoes & Reflections. For more info on upcoming programs or webinars, click here.

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