Lesson Plans, Centropa Summer Academy 2017

Here you can find all lesson plans and projects presented during the Centropa Summer Academy 2017. If you need anything else, or want us to add anything, feel free to contact Fabian Rühle (ruehle@centropa.org) or Esther Cotoarba (cotoarba@centropa.org).

2017

Day 1

 Together.

Schools from Macedonia, Germany, and the USA collaborate on a project called "Together," exploring how societies label ethnic, religious, or racial groups as "the other," and then thinking about how we can turn "the other" into someone we consider just "another" one of us. Project by: Branka Dimesvska Koceva, Martina Dethloff, and Jeff Ellison

Together movie Together presentation

Lia and Gerti

Students in Sopron, Hungary, see a artistic representation of a young girl on a street they walk on regularly, and are curious to find out about her history. This is her story, and their excelent research.

Lia and Gerti

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness:

The Milton Wolf student competition for US public schools asks students to identify a community problem, research how people are addressing it (or, better yet, do something about it themselves), and create a presentation so they can educate others. This is one of the 2017 winners - a Prezi about a class of students who created their own club to raise money to help one of their classmates who was recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness

Day 2

Hungarian Jewish Photographers Project

Students at the San Diego Jewish Academy in California, USA, researched the photography of 20th century Hungarian Jewish photographers Robert Capa, Lazslo Moholy Nagy, and Imre Kertesz, learning about their photographic styles and how they helped create modernist photography. With a focus on Imre Kinszki, the father of Centropa interviewee Judit Kinszki, students not only took photos in their styles but made videos about their lives and impact on photography. Yvonne Webber, teacher.

Lesson Plan Film

Day 3

Creating a Hungarian Centropa Exhibition by Márta Ispánovity

Marta’s students created their own Centropa exhibition, and students were docents for visitors.

Presentation

Stories from a family Album by Szilvia Csanády
Presentation
Student Video

Hungarian Jewish Photographers Project

Students at the San Diego Jewish Academy in California, USA, researched the photography of 20th century Hungarian Jewish photographers Robert Capa, Lazslo Moholy Nagy, and Imre Kertesz, learning about their photographic styles and how they helped create modernist photography. With a focus on Imre Kinszki, the father of Centropa interviewee Judit Kinszki, students not only took photos in their styles but made videos about their lives and impact on photography. Yvonne Webber, teacher.

Lesson Plan Film

 

Courageous People’s Project.

Courageous People – Civic Courage – is a lesson that is done in schools in the US and across Europe in grades 6 -12. It asks students to think about what it takes to make Civil Society work and who are the people who take courageous action to assure it continues to work. We focus on both lesser known Civic Heroes and those in leadership who go beyond their duties to assure that all people have access to the same rights and protections. Student work is shared between the schools and students learn from their peers in multiple countries. Teacher: Nance Adler, Brittany Morefield, Kirsten Lakeberg

Lesson Plan

 

Genocide: Are We Human?

The theme of this lesson is to project the idea of cooperation among people who don't share mutual identities, religions, or beliefs. My goal is to teach students that it is up to them to make choices that make a difference in the world. To overcome all differences and have one goal ""We are Humans"" is designed to teach students that they should help one another, that even though they are young they can make a difference in the world and put ideas into practice in their own surroundings. This theme can be used on different dates on the international calendar: Holocaust Memorial Day, Human Rights Day, and in any other lesson you see fit. Teacher: Ettie Abraham, Israel.

Lesson Plan

 

Jewish history video project

My class made a short film about the Jewish memories of Buda. Our school is situated in Buda and originally it was a Catholic school for girls that belonged to the order of Sion. It was built in 1930 and during the World War II the nuns gave shelter for 110 Jewish women. They all survived. Thirteen students (2 teachers) made this video for Holocaust Memorial Day and the Hungarian Centropa video competition last year. Designed for 9th grade, it takes 12 lessons (45 minutes/lesson), and the goals include: : to develop critical thinking, digital skills, improve foreign language skills (English), to learn about our neighborhood, to understand cultural and religious differences, to become more tolerant, and to learn about our school's past. Teacher: Szilvia Csanády, Hungary

 

The enigma of the righteous among the nations.

After watching the film, "Return to Rivne," students will develop an understanding of what it means to be a Righetous among the Nations (a Righteous Gentile, as designated by Israel’s Holocaust museum, Yad Vashem), and the risks it involved. They will research (in groups) the righteous person of their choice using either Centropa's or Yad Vashem resources, and create a profile of the person of their choice. Then they will present their profiles and try to find a common denominator among the various people they chose. Since I teach in Israel, students watch the film, "Why is Israel helping the wounded in its borders,” followed by a discussion of their commitment to participating in society and caring for the welfare and dignity of all people. Teacher: Hanna Kenner, Israel

 

The necessity of migration which still tests our humanity

This is a photo shooting -video making program for students 16-17 years old. The project aims at familiarizing them with the use of audiovisual tools so they learn to record testimonial experiences and create their own documentary. The goal is to cultivate empathy and point out the significance of being an active member of society.

Video Project

 

The Individual Story

This lesson – also known as the memorial card lesson - was used in an American history II class for 11th grade/17 year olds. This lesson was created to look at individual stories of people that went through the Holocaust, to personalize the experience and move students past the numbers. Students will make connections to art and other events in history to make associations with similar current events. Teacher: Carrie Boone, USA

Prezi

 

History in Faces

The project is aimed to investigate the history of the hometown, family history by using the Centropadatabas. It motivates students from different countries to work cooperatively on exploring and analyzing the world history of the XX century. The result of the project was the film about Julian Gringras created by students from Poland and Ukraine. This lesson plan can be used on various occasions in order to teach different subjects such as History, Civics, Social and Political Education, ESL etc. Student’s Age: 16-18. Teacher: Kateryna Tsybulska and Nataliya Porokhnyak, Ukraine

Project Presentation

 

Family History Video Project

Students watched Centropa videos and analyzed how to tell a compelling story by using photos. Then they interviewed a relative to create a similar style video about immigration. Students were also challenged to use one device to create this video. With school iPads students were able to capture old photographs, interview their relative, and create a movie to share. This was an elaborate project and an amazing video for their family to have. Teacher: Alex Treyger, USA

Presentation

Day 4

 Teaching the Cold War in Hungary Presentation

Teaching the Cold War in the US Presentation

Teaching the Cold War in Israel Presentation

Day 6

 How Serbian schools use Centropa films by Biljana Stojanovic Presentation

 How to use the film and exhibition by Michael Heitz Presentation

Day 7

 Education for the 21st century by Lidija Suica Presentation

 Interreligious Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina by Igor Kozemjakin Presentation

Citizens Fund PANONIJA by Danica Stefanovic Presentation

Introduction to Haver Srbija by Sonja Vilicic & Nada Benjamin PDF

Day 8

 Multicultural Society: What is it, and does it work? by Zsolt Vódli Presentation

Hungarian Jewish Architects: Tour of Budapest by Márta Bakos-Nagy, Borbála Cseh, Zsolt Vodli Presentation

Jewish Wedding Lesson Plan

Resistance through Culture and the Arts by Carrie Boone, Elizabeth MacEnulty, Ilyse Shainbown, Melissa Silva Prezi

Save One Life, Save the World Entire by Paul Pereira, Vaia Manoli, Joanna Prodromidou, Jovita Lilinskiene, Meile Platukiene Lesson Plan

The Power of Memorials by Nance Adler, Magdalena Piwonska, Rose Marie Craft, Tara Neel, Marta Goldmann Lesson Plan

Shabsa by Irina Shikhova Lesson Plan

Götz and Meyer by Maia Soboleva Presentation

Family Connections Across Time by Aleksandra Bura, Mariusz Jakimowicz, Agnieszka Kania, Leann Looney Lesson Plan

Why is Civic Society Important? by Andrzej Gorniak, Ana Boban Lipic, Lazar Nikolic, Shalini Sarkar Presentation Lesson Plan

 The Cold War: The Fall of Communism in Hungary and Romania by Mihaela Constantinescu, Eva Kardos, Yim Tam Lesson Plan

 Destroying Walls and Building Bridges by Carolina Panasiti, Viktoria Kadyuk, Simonas Jurkštaitis, Damjan Snoj Lesson Plan

Sephardic Jews in the Balkans at the beginning of the 20th c. by Maja Pandza, Stella Kale, Ida Ljubic, Vesna Dimitrijević Lesson Plan Presentation

Sephardic Jews in 1492 by Katerina Athanasiou, Michael Heitz, Ana Serro Lesson Plan

Four Countries, One Fate: Life of Sephardic Jews in First Half of 20th c. by Branka Dimevska Koceva, Loranda Miletic, Uma Isic, Nikola Mitic, Melyssa McBryde Lesson Plan

Beautiful People, by Evgenia Doulami, Hanna Kenner, Daniela Shterjova, Nevenka Franc Lesson Plan