Helen....I"m not clear as to what they are going to research. Do you want them to reasearch people's stories or historical facts ????
What I have done with students here, is to give them a project of interviewing a survivor....creating a tape or DVD and/or making a display of the the survivor.
However it is a lot of work. It has to be well organized and planned. The students and I created a set of interview questions as a guide. Usually when the survivor starts talking you don't need to keep asking questions.
I made the connection of the student with the survivor because they all knew and trusted me.
The written work /display has to be edited because the stories are sometimes so complicated or the survivor jumps around from country to country when he tell his story and the student just doesn't get it...writes it up with mistakes.
Helen...this too me is the best way to teach students because they meet and learn from LIVING HISTORY and we all know they will be all gone soon. So they learn and we get the stories recorded. I call these projects "NIEZAPOMINAJKI"
Just my suggestion.
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From: Helena Danielczuk
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 5:53 PM
Subject: RE: [Kresy-Siberia] Survivor Stories display boards of survivor stories from On Eagles Wings organiz
Need help too for FEB 10
I am hoping that maybe young people will do some research of their own and enter a competition which will be part of exhibition.
ALL help ideas etc etc very gratefully receivedBye 4 now Hela.
To: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.comFrom: stashaok@...: Mon, 3 Dec 2007 05:19:48 -0800Subject: Re: [Kresy-Siberia] Survivor Stories display boards of survivor stories from On Eagles Wings organizers
Do we have a copy of your disply board or are there any thought on what to include when making them? I was going to go to my local schools and am interested on the ones being used and what grabs the most attention. Thanks for any help, Carol Celinska Doveromlipin@... wrote: Hi Krystyna,Congratulations! I see that you are in a more friendly environment that I. What you did is great! I tried to organize something like this in my area. I wrote to all public schools demanding that deportations of Polish citizens to Siberia be included in history classes and got big zero response. Even Polish organizations gave me cold shoulder.I had opportunity to speak locally in couple of libraries and senior centers (Military History circle) but that's all. I got a mild response from a local university that it will be included in History of Europe class. I consider education of the West about Polish Diaspora is of primary importance. But what you expect - a survey of high school students has shown that 18% thinks that in WWII America was fighting together with Germans against Russia! ... ---- Krystyna Freiburger <krystynafreiburger@...> wrote: > I would like to share with you the comments I received from teachers and students from one of our High Schools where a teacher borrowed the display boards of survivor stories from On Eagles Wings organizers Wanda, Henry and myself:> > Hello Krystyna!> The display boards were a wonderful addition to our week of preparation for the school Remem. Day Ceremony to which I invited my mom. There were so many positive comments coming from both staff and students. The philosphy teacher brought down his students to the library because he was doing a study of good and evil. One of the English teachers brought her students down and had them do personal response journals to what they saw and read and these are just a few of the ways the displays were used. I brought down several of my classes and talked to them about several of the displays. A binder was made available to the students in which to write their comments and I will share this with you as I feel it is important to read about the impact the displays had on the students.> Thank you again for letting me borrow this important part of our history!> Rena Koegler> Dear Survivors, Thank you for sharing your life stories . Your strength, faith, commitment to family and country are inspirational. Your home country blessed this nation with her sons, daughters and grandchildren. Canada is stronger because of you. May the hardships you endured never be forgotten. God bless> K. Mcutcheon> These stories are incredible. I can't believe the amount of suffering these people went through. Thank you, thank you for making this world safer for us today! Your patronage is admirable.> Alexandra U.> It's very touching to read and try to imagine everything that you went through. Thanks for everything that you did.> Avery S.> Thank you. I think it's very special to have the opportunity to read all of your stories. It opens my eyes and it's important for everybody to know what you've gone through so that something so horrible never happens again. It's very touching.> Kylie T.> These are just some of the comments. This emphasizes the point that we get those stories written and SHARE them whereever and with whomever we can.> krystyna freiburger> ontario, canada> > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]> ---------------------------------Get easy, one-click access to your favorites. Make Yahoo! your homepage.[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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