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To Hope and Back The Journey of the S.S. St. Louis Combining Literature with History – Grades 5 – 8 – Spring 2022 – 10 Weeks

Wednesday, March 30 2022 @ 11:00AM - Wednesday, June 15 2022 @ 12:30PM EDT

| $125.00


Wednesday, March 30 2022 @ 11:00AM EDT
Wednesday, June 15 2022 @ 12:30PM EDT
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11:00AM - 12:30PM (ET)
Eva Goldstein-Meola
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To Hope and Back
$ 125.00
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Can you imagine reaching out to the president of the United States about a ship full of Jewish refugees, who are going to be sent to concentration camps or worse, death camps, if they return to Germany, and the President of the United States not responding?

This class is about the true story of a journey on a ship, The SS St. Louis, sailing in 1939 with just under 900 Jewish passengers and what happened to them.

The story of Lisa and Sol, two young children on the SS St. Louis, is set against the tragic true history of the St. Louis. Denied entry from port after port, the captain was forced to return his Jewish passengers to Europe, where many died in the Holocaust. Through the eyes of these innocent children, we see the injustice and heartbreak that were caused by the prejudice and hatred of so many.

Together, we will read, discuss, map out the route taken, understand the history, write journal entries, discuss the prejudice and hatred and try to understand why the world turned their back on The SS St. Louis.  Students will keep an interactive notebook filled with maps, pictures, journal writing, timelines and more!  As a final project, students will create a video sharing their reflection about this horrible event in history.

Have your child join us in this powerful class.

This class is sponsored; therefore, it is HALF PRICE.  No coupon codes can be used.


Registration deadline is March 1, 2022.

There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.

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