Where Is The Love?

Author:
 USC Shoah Foundation
Grade Level:
  10 -  12
Language:
 English
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

Description:
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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