Night Introductory Journal “In Germany they came first 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 trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. 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 no one was left to speak up. “- Martin Niemoeller (1892-1984) Why do you think it is important to speak up when injustice is being done? What are the risks of speaking up? What are the benefits? What are the best methods of speaking up against injustice? What injustices do you see at Avon High School that you could stand up against?
Further Introduction to Elie Wiesel Background Write down three talking points (questions, exclamations, golden lines, etc.) for next class.
After Viewing: In relation to the video, add to your journal. Why is it important to speak up? Choose a golden line from Wiesel’s speech on page 162 that speaks to you. Explain why you chose it.
Socratic Seminar When is it acceptable to break a law? What is the importance of speaking the truth in the face of adversity? To what extent are we responsible for our fellow man?
One Word of Truth Outweighs the World and Hope, Despair, and Memory (161+) Level 2: Comprehension (Demonstrate an understanding of the facts) Key Verbs: Paraphrase, Explain, Interpret Example 1: Interpret what the author meant when she said ________. Example 2: Explain why the issue is so controversial. Level 3: Application (Apply knowledge to actual situations) Key Verbs: Predict, Relate, Demonstrate, Apply Example 1: Relate the author’s use of emotional appeal (pathos) to advertising campaigns that use a similar approach. Example 2: Predict how we will view this issue in 25 years. 2 or 3 of each type of question