Introduce survivor testimony to your students with the Teaching about the Holocaust Using Recorded Survivor Testimony pedagogical activity.
The activity focuses on Marcel Tenenbaum, a Holocaust survivor from Belgium, who immigrated to Montreal with his parents in 1951. Based on recorded testimony, students build their knowledge of the Holocaust and place the survivor’s experience in historical context. In the videos, Marcel Tenenbaum discusses notably his experience of anti-Jewish measures and living in hiding as a child during the Holocaust in Belgium.
Students learn about the impact of the war and the Holocaust on individuals. The activity also demonstrates the pertinence of using survivors’ testimonies to develop students’ critical and historical thinking.
- Develop an interest in history
- Improve their understanding of the Holocaust
- Promote inclusiveness and acceptance
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Designed for: 3rd cycle elementary – Geography, History, and Citizenship Education; Secondary 1 – History and Citizenship Education, Ethics and Religious Culture; Secondary 5 – History of the Twentieth Century
Designed for: Grade 5 to 8 – English Language Arts; Grade 11 and 12 – Social Studies – French, French Immersion Program