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  1. 1. Jews in Poland. The memory must survive 1.Aims: (Students should) -Understand the Jews contribution to the European culture in 19th and 20th centuries - Are able to name some famous Jews - Know the World War II exodus of the Jews and the slaughter of the Jewishpeople in post-war Poland - Understand the meaning of the Just Among The Nations Order -Show the proper approach to the culture diferences -Cooperate in group -Develop their language skills 2. Methods: presentation, group-work, drama 3. Time: around an hour 4. Didactic resources: Copies of tasks, laptop, projektor, pens, sheets of paper, records of Spilman and Rubinstein’s music, photos taken by Horowitz 5. Before the beginning of the class tables should be placed properly to group- work 6. Events:Teacher Students1. The teacher presents the aims of the 1. Students sit in groups, chooselessom, mentions the lessom is abort their leaders, do task intolerance, distributes sheets of paper to the attachment 1students and pens Summing up – 8 minutes2. The teacher introduces the topic: People of 2. Students listen to thethe Jewish nation have been living in Poland introductionfor a long time. They faced tolerance andmass extermination by the German in WorldWar II. They distributed greatly to ourculture. Today you will be taught some of thefamous people of the Jewish nation,distributes attachment 2 to the students – 3minutes3.The teacher monitors students’ work, sums 3.Students do the task in theup their speches attachment (6minutes), they show the results of their work (10 minutes)4.During World War II about 3,3 million of 4.Students watch theNews. After the war they sometimes faced presentation and do tasks in 1
  2. 2. the attacks of the communist rulers. In the attachment 3 according to theyears 1968 – 1970 about 20 thousand Jews Lenart information – 10 minutesleft Poland for Israel. You will be shown thepresentation about those events5. To commemorate what had happened 5.Polish students present theMarches of the Living are held in Auschwitz topic. Turkish and Italianevery year. The Polish are one fourth of the students watch theirJust Among The Nations presentation (7 minutes)6.The teacher distributes copies of 6.Students do the task in groupscrosswords (attachment 4) (7 minutes)7.The teachers asks students to complete the 7.Students do the tasksentenceToday I learnt about …Today I was surprised with …8.The teacher completes the lessom andthanks everybody for cooperationAttachment 1Write down everything you assiciate with or you know abort News (history, religion,tradition, culture). You may use your mother tongues or draw/paint.Attachment 2Read the biography and present the person to other groups.Group 1: Ryszard (Richard) Chorowitz was born on 5th May 1939 in Cracow, Polishphographer who worked in the USA, the forerunner of computer processing of photography,cofounder of The American Association of Advertising Photographers’ APA. In World WarII he was imprisoned in German concentration camps together with his Jewish family.Thanks to Oskar (Oscar) Schindler he survived Auschwitz – Birkenau German ConcentrationCamp as one of half thousand people. He was probably one of the youngest survivors. Hegraduated from Cracow Artistic Liceum. He studied in The Academy of Arts in Cracow.Since 1959 he has lived in New York in the USA. In the USA he studied in Pratt Institute. Heworked for amny agencies as artistic manager. Since November 1967 the owner ofphotographic agency. His works are published and exhibited all over the world.Additional question: What is mood of the photo.…………………………………………………………………………………………………Read the biography and present the person to other groupsGroup 2 Janusz Korczak was born on 22nd July 1878 in Warsaw. He was the forerunner ofactions protecting the laws of children and total emancipation. He introduced children’sselfgovernments which were entitled to judge their tutors. He established the first magazinepublished by children He was the pioneer of rehabilitation of adolescents and taking care fordifficult children. He was a doctor who decided he would not marry or have a familyprobably because he considered all the children he cured and cared for to be his own ones.He widely popularized the rights of children in the radio. During the war he wore a Polishsoldiers’ uniform He didn’t approve the discriminating marking of Jews with a blue oryellow Star of David. He ran an orphanage in Warsaw during the war. In 1942 he moved toghetto with his children and after three months they were taken to Auschwith where theywere killed in a gas chamber.…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 2
  3. 3. Read the biography and present the person to other groupsGroup 3 Roman Polanski born 18 August 1933 in Paris, Polish director, screenwriter anstheater screenplay writer, movie producer. His parents moved to Cracov in 1937. His fatherMoses Liebling was a painter and plastic maker. His mother Bula (Bella) Polanski, nee Katzwas born in Russia. Roman Polanski was in Cracov ghetto then he hid in a village of Wysokanear Wadowice as Roman Wilk. Since 1948 worked in a theatre. Since 1953 he acted infilms. 1954 he studied in PWST (Polish Film Academy) in Lodz. His first film Knife inWater was nominated to Oscar Award. Then he left Poland for Europe.In 1975 he assumedFrench citizenship. He received Oscar Award for films: The Child of Rosemary, Chnatown,Tess and Pianist.…………………………………………………………………………………………………..Read the biography and present the person to other groupsGroup 4 Irena Sendler, in Poland known as Irena Sendlerowa, proper name IrenaStanislawa (Stanislaus) Sendlerowa, nee Krzyżanowska, born on 15th February 1910 inWarsaw, died on 12th May 2008 in Warsaw. Polish social activist, called the Mother of theHolocaust Children, one of the Righteous among the Nations. Her father StanislausKrzyżanowski was a physician whose patients were mainly poor Jews. Because of his illhealth he spent his childhood in Otwock, which had the status of a spa. During the WorldWar II Irena worked for the city centre of social assistance. She started helping Jewishchildren survive the war long before the uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto. In December 1942she was appointed the head of the department of children by the newly formed Council forAid to Jews ‘Żegota’.For his work she was arrested in 1943 by the Gestapo. She wastortured and finally sentences to death. However ‘Żegota’ managed to save her by bribing theGerman guards who left her unconscious and broken-limbed on the way to execution. Shesaved approximately 2.5 thosand Jewish Children. 3
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