Day: Holocaust Education – Wednesday – Spring 2023 – 10 Weeks – Grades 8 (mature) – 12
Wednesday, April 19 2023 @ 9:00AM – Wednesday, June 21 2023 @ 10:30AM EDT
Grade/Level:8 (mature) – 12
Day of Week:Wednesday
Class Times:9:00AM – 10:30AM (ET)
In its opening paragraphs, a successful journalist and Holocaust survivor steps off a New York City curb and into the path of an oncoming taxi. Consequently, most of Wiesel’s masterful portrayal of one man’s exploration of the historical tragedy that befell him, his family, and his people transpires in the thoughts, daydreams, and memories of the novel’s narrator. Torn between choosing life or death, Day again and again returns to the guiding questions that inform Wiesel’s trilogy: the meaning and worth of surviving the annihilation of a race, the effects of the Holocaust upon the modern character of the Jewish people, and the loss of one’s religious faith in the face of mass murder and human extermination.
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 is the third 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 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 April 1, 2023.
There must be a minimum of FIVE students to run this class.
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