Contemporary Antisemitism

Author:
 Echoes & Reflections
Grade Level:
  9 -  10
Language:
 English
Estimated completion time:
 1.5 hour(s)
Standards Addressed:
 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.6, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.4
Subject Area:
 English Language Arts, Character Education, Social Studies

Description:
What is antisemitism and how is it different than contemporary antisemitism? How do historical events shape contemporary societies?

This activity defines antisemitism and contemporary antisemitism, and focuses on Denmark's collective pride around the Holocaust-era rescue of its Jewish citizens and how this pride was reinvigorated after a 2015 attack on a synagogue in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Through testimony, students will see how antisemitism, hate, and stereotypes impact everyone in society, not just those targeted in an attack.

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