7th Grade Learns about the Holocaust
Recently, the Garrison Forest 7th Grade has been learning about the Holocaust through many different angles. To begin the new topic, the script of ‘Anne Frank’ was introduced to us, and we read through it carefully in our English classes. We talked about the history behind the Anne Frank script and studied the Anne Frank website. Then, we began to compose letters to Holocaust Survivors, which we researched on The Holocaust Survivor Website. All three classes really enjoyed asking questions in their letter.
Then, in our Digital Thinking classes, we each created our own digital stories on Final Cut Express or iMovie, adding pictures with transitions and effects. We also watched the film “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” which was emotional and allowed us to reflect on the time period. It really played a big role in learning about the Holocaust. And finally, after Spring Break, we were fortunate enough to have Mrs. Debbie Levy and her mother, Jutta Levy, visit the Middle School. Jutta Levy is a Holocaust survivor, and her daughter Debbie Levy is the author of “A Year of Goodbyes.” A true story about Jutta, which Mrs. Levy found through a “poesie book” which was a friendship book. A poesie book was poetry written by friends and family. It was a wonderful experience to learn so much about this staining shadow in our history today, and we hope that the next 7th Graders will enjoy it as much as we did.