- USC Shoah Foundation
- Grade Level:
- Estimated completion time:
- 0.5 hour(s)
- Standards Addressed:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.2
- Subject Area:
- English Language Arts, Social Studies
This activity prepares students to view the short animated film, Ruth: A Little Girl’s Big Journey, narrated by Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer. The film is based on her childhood memories of when she had to leave her home and family as a young girl.
In this activity, students grades 3-5 will think about a time they took a long journey and the challenges they faced and how they overcame those challenges. Students will watch and analyze the testimony of Dr. Ruth and will recognize the challenges she faced on her unexpected journey and the ways in which she showed courage. By the end of this activity, students will make connections between Dr. Ruth’s journey and their own.
Ruth: A Little Girl’s Big Journey can be viewed here.