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Visual Literacy: Personal Narratives of Holocaust Survivors
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Visual Literacy: Personal Narratives of Holocaust Survivors


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Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Handout, Presentation

About This Lesson

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.

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students' worksheet-converted.pdf

Handout, Worksheet
February 13, 2020
305.73 KB

Visual Literacy Personal Narratives of Holocaust Survivors.ppt

February 10, 2020
1.66 MB
1 Reviews
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.
Michael Polgar PhD
March 21, 2020