Where Is The Love?

 USC Shoah Foundation
Grade Level:
  10 -  12
Estimated completion time:
 2 hour(s)
Standards Addressed:
 Strands in the Social Sciences and Humanities Curriculum
Subject Area:
 Social Studies, Civics & Government, Contemporary World Issues, Ethics, Humanities, Music

In this activity, students will consider the 2003 hit song, “Where Is The Love?” by the Black Eyed Peas. Students will use the lyrics as a foundation for analyzing testimonies from Holocaust survivors. They will identify the consequences of dehumanisation, violence, and prejudice, and will explore their implications upon a society. At the end of the activity, students will write their own paragraph or stanza that addresses a current world issue, and will share their thoughts on making a difference in their communities by being upstanders.

This activity features testimonies from three Jewish Canadian Holocaust survivors: Zuzana Adam, Eva Brewster, and Larry Flynn.

Photo from @markheybo. https://www.flickr.com/photos/cybercafe/15148905820/

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