Seventh grade students studying American History learned about the Holocaust and World War II. They read Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and they visited the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. This visit was an opportunity for the students to gain a deeper understanding of what they have learned in English and in history.
The seventh graders were fully immersed in the museum for the morning. During their visit, they met with docents who walked them through the timeline of the Holocaust and provided insight and connection to the personal stories of victims and survivors of this period of history. They heard from Holocaust survivor Rachel Miller. The students and teachers were completely in awe of Ms. Miller’s story of survival as a child and devastated by the profound loss she endured.
In the afternoon, students took a deeper dive into modern-day genocide and discussed how to spot and prevent future atrocities from occurring.