Living & Surviving in the Partisans; an interesting source of educational material

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  1. Garand69

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    Jewish Partisan Education Foundation

    Here is a very interesting source for Home-schoolers, history buffs, or folks who would like to learn how it was done back then in order to try and adapt to the present. I'm personally not Jewish, and It might not be for everyone, but how do you pass up on such a well put together curriculum? It is meant to be taught to 6th-12th graders as a part of history. It includes the materials needed for you to learn the material and then teach the material. It includes pdf's, video clips, etc etc... Here I have an idea, I'll shut up and let them describe it!

    The RESIST Curriculum
    Engage and inspire your youth with these free, ready-to use materials for teaching History, Leadership, Ethics and Jewish Values through the life lessons of Jews who fought back during the Holocaust. Designed for 6th-12th grade History, English, Social Studies, Holocaust/Genocide and Jewish Studies classrooms and informal settings (youth groups, summer camps, etc.) Most materials can be completed in 45-60 minutes.


    Lesson Plans & Activities: Interactive, thought-provoking lessons and experiential programs - include step-by-step procedures, teacher guides, and illustrations.

    Study Guides & Biographies: Profiles and articles with critical thinking questions stimulate discussion on a variety of topics from living and surviving to women in the partisans.

    Developed by professional educators, JPEF's curriculum-based tools are designed to reach 7th-12th grade students in a variety of settings. JPEF's printed materials, short films, videos, and interactive website can be integrated into World History, Ethics, Holocaust education, and English classes. Our materials also fit into units on wilderness survival for summer camp curricula, and can inspire teens to create positive change in their communities through service learning. All of JPEF's materials are available free of charge and soon will be divided into separate curricula, designed for the specific needs of a variety of educators. To view our current printed materials, visit the Study Guide section of our site.

    Featured Curricula
    -Tactics of Resistance


    Expand your student's thinking about the spectrum of possible responses to genocide and other forms of aggression from non-violent to armed resistance. Includes the Resistance Matrix — a new tool to help your students analyze conflict and brainstorm solutions that you can use throughout the year — plus JPEF's Jewish Resistance Slideshow (see below). (For grades 9-12+)

    -Strengthening Jewish Pride
    Transform student perceptions and foster a more positive sense of Jewish identity through the history of Jewish armed and unarmed resistance — in as little as 30 minutes. Easily integrates into nearly any Jewish context, including history, holidays, b'nai mitzvah and youth group programs. (For grades 7-12)

    -Teaching with Defiance

    Use the film Defiance — starring Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber — to explore History, Leadership, Ethics, Jewish Values and Primary Sources. Inspire and engage your students with the true story of the Bielski brothers, who saved 1,200 lives and organized the largest Jewish resistance unit during World War II. (For grades 9-12+)


    -Jewish Resistance Slideshow
    Rare, archival images of Jewish armed and non-violent resistance during the Holocaust. Can be used standalone or with other materials — particularly JPEF's Tactics of Resistance and Strengthening Jewish Pride lessons. (For grades 6-12+)


    Lesson Plans & Activities

    -Ethics of War
    The ethics of war are confusing. Help your students look honestly at concepts of resistance, revenge and ethics with critical thinking questions and an engaging short play (no rehearsal needed). Great for classrooms, youth groups and informal education. (For grades 8-12)

    -Finding Leadership

    Encourage your students to challenge their assumptions about leadership and authority, and inspire them to step up and make a difference. Explore leadership as a set of activities anyone can perform — regardless of who is 'the leader' using life lessons from young partisans who proved that young people can make a difference. (For grades 8-12)


    -Eight Degrees of Gevurah
    Help students discover that anyone has the potential to become a hero — and thatTzedakah is much more than charity — through a study of Maimonides' Ladder and inspiring stories of Jewish partisans who pursued justice by helping others. (For grades 6-9)


    -Café RESIST
    Use this experiential activity to engage your youth in discussions about ethical dilemmas encountered by the Jewish partisans during the Holocaust. The discussions take place in a relaxed 'café' setting that is a contrast to the harshness of everyday life during World War II. (For grades 9-12)


    Study Guides
    -Who Are the Jewish Partisans? (1 page)

    Use this inspiring 1-page study guide to teach about the 20,000 to 30,000 men and women — many of them teens — who fought back against the Nazis and their collaborators as Jewish partisans. Includes a survey of both armed and non-violent Jewish resistance during the Holocaust. (For grades 6-12+)

    -Jewish Women in the Partisans
    Inspire your students with the history of Jewish women who overcame racism and sexism to join the fight against the Nazis as soldiers, commanders, couriers and spies, medics, and vital support personnel. (For grades 8-12+)


    -Living and Surviving in the Partisans
    Answer your students' most frequently asked questions, including: How did the partisans survive in the forest? Where did they get their weapons and food? What happened if someone got sick? (For grades 6-12+)


    -Antisemitism in the Partisans
    Teach your students about the strategies Jewish partisans used to recue fellow Jews and overcome murderous antisemitism in a war on three fronts. (For grades 9-12+)


    -Ethics and Defiance Discussion Guide
    Are there times when it is morally right to steal, to kill, even to take revenge? Should there be? Use the film Defiance — starring Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber — to examine complex ethical issues with your teens. Includes Jewish ethical texts, plus interviews with screenwriter Clay Frohman. (For grades 9-12+)


    -Jewish Partisans Saving Jews
    Thousands of Jews were saved by Jewish partisans. From protecting and feeding Jews hiding in the forests to digging tunnels under ghetto walls and smuggling prisoners out, Jewish partisans risked their lives to rescue others. (For grades 7-12+)


    There is a ton more information there, it is free, but you need to register to access
    Here is the link to the site Jewish Partisans

    Here is a link to the Study Guides

    G69
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