23 January 2009 Aim: To examine the importance of reading Night . Do Now: Journal Topic Write a reaction to the conclusion of the book. Reflect on the following poem as you respond. First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me. by Rev. Martin Niemoller, 1945
Why do you think Elie Wiesel wrote Night ? Why do you think you are asked to read this book in school?
What question is being posed by this film? How does it support or contradict the reasoning behind the writing and reading of Night ?