Dawn: Holocaust Education – Wednesday – Winter 2023 – 10 Weeks – Grades 8 (mature) – 12
Wednesday, January 11 2023 @ 9:00AM – Wednesday, March 22 2023 @ 10:30AM EST
Instructor Email:[email protected]
Grade/Level:8 (mature) – 12
Day of Week:Wednesday
Class Times:9:00AM – 10:30AM (ET)
Elisha is a young Jewish man, a Holocaust survivor, and an Israeli freedom fighter in British-controlled Palestine; John Dawson is the captured English officer he will murder at dawn in retribution for the British execution of a fellow freedom fighter.
The night-long wait for morning and death provides Dawn, Elie Wiesel’s ever more timely novel, with its harrowingly taut, hour-by-hour narrative.
Caught between the manifold horrors of the past and the troubling dilemmas of the present, Elisha wrestles with guilt, ghosts, and ultimately God as he waits for the appointed hour and his act of assassination.
Dawn is an eloquent meditation on the compromises, justifications, and sacrifices that human beings make when they murder other human beings.
This is the second part of a three-part class.
EVERY CLASS CAN STAND ON ITS OWN; however, for a full year of ELA – please have your students register for EACH CLASS.
This class is a MUST for every high school student. The trilogy by Elie Wiesel is a “required read” of a well-read individual.
This class is meant for mature high school students.
Elie Wiesel (1928-2016) is the author of more than fifty books, including Night, his harrowing account of his experiences in Nazi concentration camps. The book, first published in 1955, was selected for Oprah’s Book Club in 2006, and continues to be an important reminder of man’s capacity for inhumanity. Wiesel was Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and lived with his family in New York City. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.
Students can expect approximately two hours of homework. Homework will consist of reading, short answer and longer answer writing prompts.
NOTE: Registration deadline is December 15, 2022.
There must be a minimum of FIVE students to run this class.
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