Ambassador Beverly Nagel Ellis will help students to better understand the Holocaust and its impact by sharing the story of her parents, who survived World War II in a slave camp in Russia, only to find themselves without a home or country after they were liberated. Through stories, photos, and artifacts, students will follow the family’s journey to a new life in America, and learn about the different skills and resources that saved their lives.
This workshop also includes a lesson in Haiku, and its use of simplicity and directness in expressing intense ideas or emotions. Students will have the opportunity to create their own Haiku and illustration based on what they experience during the workshop.
Social Studies - History