Visual Literacy: Personal Narratives of Holocaust Survivors

1 Rating
37 Downloads 99 Views Updated: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 11:44am
Share with a friend

The lesson focuses on three major topics: English language (English for Art and Design), Visual Literacy, and Holocaust education.  The lesson introduces students to a personal story of the Holocaust survivor. Students learn about the visual elements (color, lines, shapes, etc.) as the impactful narrative devices used to convey the ideas and attitudes that underpinned the experience of the persecuted Jews. In the course of the lesson students explore how illustration and motion graphics reinforce the personal narratives of the Holocaust survivors.

Like this visual literacy lesson?

Check out more free lesson plans and resources on Share My Lesson in the Learning at Home: High School Collection or the Holocaust Remembrance Collection.


Lesson Plan Resources

PDF icon handout 305.7 KB
This resource is a part of the following collections: 
29 Lessons and Resources
Holocaust monument
63 Lessons and Resources, 2 Collections


March 2020
The video (22m) clearly presents life before, during, and after the Holocaust from the perspective of two women, cousins from Rivne (Ukraine) who survived. Witness narratives are delivered in plain English by the survivors. Associated presentation is helpful, too, but needs a little font-editing in power point. Illustrated drawings and other compositions nicely diagram and illustrate the story. The women were hidden and confined in a rural home, in a barn and bunker. Part three describes post-war survival, migrations through a DP camp, different nations, and distinct paths, culminating with both moving to Greensboro NC. They return to their home village and hiding place and describe this emotional return. Amazing history.