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English Language Arts: Holocaust Photography and Film as Historical Evidence

Students will engage in a discussion about photography as historical evidence. While viewing five short film clips, compiled into a reel, they will answer specific questions reflecting on the creation and use of the footage and what the presence (or absence) of visual imagery tells us about the Holocaust. After viewing each clip, students will choose a word to summarize what they have seen. Students will use these words in their assessment activity, either reflecting on a quotation, designing their own Holocaust memorial, or exploring how photography is used to document atrocities occurring today.

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