A Hidden Child's Story:Accounts from the Holocaust Digital Story

By: Janann Nicholson

Overview

Abstract

Students will create a storyboard (using PowerPoint or Microsoft Word) outlining their movie on a hidden child of the holocaust using photos downloaded from the FCIT site (A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust). Students will include narration in the movie describing the events that unfolded in that child’s life. Students will then use their storyboard, along with their downloaded photos and background music, to create a digital story using video editing software.

Keywords: Digital Storytelling, Holocaust

Objectives

1. Students will tell a story through narration and pictures demonstrating understanding of the Holocaust.
2. Students will represent the Jewish culture through music and pictures.
3. Students will publish final product.

Standards

LA.A.2.3.7 synthesize and separate collected information into useful components using a variety of techniques, such as source cards, note cards, spreadsheets, and outlines.
LA.D.2.3.4 understand how the multiple media tools of graphics, pictures, color, motion, and music can enhance communication in television, film, radio, and advertising.
SS.A.2.3.3 understand important technological developments and how they influenced human society.

Lesson

Academic Preparation

Pre-planning – Students will create a storyboard for their movie. The story should be a complete picture of the child’s life. As such, the students need to be able to answer:
• Where the child was born.
• Who the child’s parents were.
• The reason the child was hidden.
• What the child experienced during the years they were hidden.
• What became of the child after the Hitler reign?
• What became of the child’s family (where they reunited, put to death, etc.)?
Students need to gather data on the Holocaust from the FCIT site. They need to be aware of the issues that took place and why there was a need to hide children during this time.
Arrange for computer lab or laptop time.
Print and copy Photostory directions.

Procedures

1. Have students find answers to the following questions and create an outline / story board of their answers.
• Where the child was born.
• Who the child’s parents were.
• The reason the child was hidden.
• What the child experienced during the years they were hidden.
• What became of the child after the Hitler reign?
• What became of the child’s family (where they reunited, put to death, etc.)?
2. Have students collect copyright free pictures from the FCIT website.
3. Have students put media with outline.
4. Have students will open video editing software (Photo Story or Imovie).
5. Have students present final product to class.

Assessment

Assessment will occur based on product outcome. Teacher can opt to use a rubric, if desired.

Extensions and Adaptations

Have students write a letter as the child to a relative explain the Holocaust's impact on their life.

Estimated Lesson Duration

3hr 00min

Citations

  • FCIT - A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust: http://fcit.usf.edu/HOLOCAUST/

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