Keep Memory Alive

Read through Elie Wiesel’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. Towards the end of his speech he states, “Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”.

How does your book support or negate this statement? In an extended response use textual evidence to support your claim.

World War II & Holocaust Book Clubs

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Book Club Meeting #1

Meet with your literature circles/book club members to discuss the reading and your reactions. What questions, predictions, and insight. Add your discussion highlights to the Literature Circles Slide Deck.

Book Club Meeting #3

Meet with your literature circles/book club members to discuss the reading and your reactions. What questions, predictions, and insight. Add your discussion highlights to the Literature Circles Slide Deck.

Character Development

Who is the protagonist and how does the war impact their life and actions? Are they an upstander, bystander, ally, or target? Create a character web on Sketchboard detailing your character’s development.

Best Quote

Add your quotes to the Google Slides or to write and illustrate one of your favourite quotes from the book. Be sure to include the book title, why you picked this quote.

Tracking the Central Idea

Use Google Slides or Prezi to map out the central idea in the text pulling textual evidence to support the claim. Be sure to include an explanation with each textual detail to articulate your thinking and reasoning.

Book Club Meeting #2

Meet with your literature circles/book club members to discuss the reading and your reactions. What questions, predictions, and insight. Add your discussion highlights to the Literature Circles Slide Deck.

Learn About the Author

Learn about the author and his/her ideas about the book and the actual events ).  Create a biographical infographic or presentation about the author.

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