The Diary of Anne Frank
UNDERSTANDING THE HOLOCAUST IN
THE 21ST CENTURY
Andrew M. Wheelock
WNYRIC-Erie 1 BOCES
Technology ...
It is about education
It’s about teachers
It’s about learners
THIS IS NOT ABOUT VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS
Its About…..
ENGAGEMENT
ITS ALSO ABOUT POWERFUL
CONTENT
ENGAGING THE 21ST CENTURY
LEARNER
We must meet our students at the water’s edge of our content
knowledge, and their techno...
THE TEAM
• Students read and get an understanding of the history of the
Holocaust of 1939-1945 (Teachers Choice)
• They read the bo...
• Students get orientation to the Islands of Enlightenment-
Virtual Environment
• Students get a historically clad avatar
...
• Students do 10 Common Core- Multi-subject assignments
• Final Project is to make an exhibit in the Digital Holocaust
Mus...
MEET THE TEACHERS
MEET THE STUDENTS
Andrew Wheelock
Email: Awheelock@e1b.org
Phone: 716-467-1341
http://www.wnyric.org/awheelock
Project Wiki
http://bit.ly/ho...
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  • The project I am going to tell you about stems from a Wild and Crazy Idea. Wild and Crazy you say? Yes… yes indeed. wild and crazy. The seed of this idea came to me in 7th grade. Yes during the 70’s, when I read the Diary of Anne Frank as a student. The book was transformative for me. I read the diary, as if it was written just for me. Just to me. Anne’s diary spoke to me personally as it does for so many of us. The diary highlights so well the terror of the hidden treasure. To hide, not as in a game of hide and seek, but to hide for your life, knowing, as you listen to the radio and receive more and more dreadful news, that to be found means a life of terror, of sickness, of starvation. I wanted to build a time capsule to save Anne, to save the people of the Annex from their cruel fate.
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    1. 1. The Diary of Anne Frank UNDERSTANDING THE HOLOCAUST IN THE 21ST CENTURY Andrew M. Wheelock WNYRIC-Erie 1 BOCES Technology Services Jill Pallante Saints Peter and Paul – Hamburg Becky Moe 14 Holy Helpers
    2. 2. It is about education It’s about teachers It’s about learners THIS IS NOT ABOUT VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS Its About…..
    3. 3. ENGAGEMENT
    4. 4. ITS ALSO ABOUT POWERFUL CONTENT
    5. 5. “You see, to understand history, to love history, to appreciate all its meaning and nuances, we must see into it. We must look into history through our own mind’s eye.” THE UNDERSTANDING THE HOLOCAUST PROJECT
    6. 6. ENGAGING THE 21ST CENTURY LEARNER We must meet our students at the water’s edge of our content knowledge, and their technology skill.
    7. 7. THE TEAM
    8. 8. • Students read and get an understanding of the history of the Holocaust of 1939-1945 (Teachers Choice) • They read the book, “Diary of a Young Girl-Anne Frank” WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
    9. 9. • Students get orientation to the Islands of Enlightenment- Virtual Environment • Students get a historically clad avatar • They teleport into the digital recreation of the Streets of Amsterdam where the Annex was located. WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
    10. 10. • Students do 10 Common Core- Multi-subject assignments • Final Project is to make an exhibit in the Digital Holocaust Museum WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
    11. 11. MEET THE TEACHERS
    12. 12. MEET THE STUDENTS
    13. 13. THE POWERFUL PLAY
    14. 14. Andrew Wheelock Email: Awheelock@e1b.org Phone: 716-467-1341 http://www.wnyric.org/awheelock Project Wiki http://bit.ly/holocaustproject Islands of Enlightenment Information http://islandsoe.weebly.com CONTACT?

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