A public library worked with a seventh grade class to have students create a living history of the Holocaust. Roosevelt Middle School students chose people from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum website, and portrayed them for a living history museum project.
“We just wanted them to find someone they connected with -— maybe they had a younger brother or they shared the same hobbies as someone they found. That just gave the students a little more ownership in researching their person,” said Alexandra Molitor, English language arts and geography teacher.
Students made public presentations, dressing up in period clothing and waiting for museum visitors to stand before them. They stood at tables in the meeting rooms and lined the walls.
“Presenting in front of the class only goes so far, so we wanted to share it with the community and bring it up a notch,” Molitor said.