Holocaust Movie Project
Last fall the Central Lyon 8th graders were asked to sort cans, a lot of cans, over 6000 cans. Denny’s Sanitation and the Betterment Council gave the students the money if they would sort the cans. The money was used to fund a speaker Erin Gruwell, founder of the Freedom Writers. On February 1, she Skyped with the 8th graders. Erin answered questions and inspired the students to be all they can be. She shared with them that everyone is special and capable of succeeding.
The movie The Freedom Writers was used to introduce a Holocaust unit.
Before starting the Holocaust unit, the class discussed how the 1992 riots in Los Angeles were similar to how the people in Germany were singled out and discriminated against for their race. Many people died. Actually, one-hundred twenty-six kids died in one year due to the LA riots.
The main project in the Holocaust unit was the videos that each student completed. Each student chose a topic which related to the Holocaust. Examples include: Children of the Holocaust, Heroes of the Holocaust, Miep, Anne Frank, The Star of David or the medical experiments in the concentration camps. The movies are listed in the order they were presented.
Listed below are the links to the videos directed, produced and published by Central Lyon 8th grade students. Each movie was published, viewed, evaluated and scored by fellow classmates. The top video received a Central Lyon version of "The Academy Award".
The Academy Award winner for best video was Jacob P. for his video entitled Jews in Israel Today
2nd Place: Six Day War in Israel (1967) by Luke R.
3rd Place: Nazi Propaganda Holocaust by Kalen M.
Honorable Mention: The Star of David by Lauren
Honorable Mention: Gino Bartali by Hayden H.
Honorable Mention: Boxcar Horrors by Emma P.
Honorable Mention: Dachau Concentration Camp by Isabelle S.
Please take the time to watch the movies that the 8th graders created.
1. 2017 The Star of David by Lauren Honorable Mention
2. 2017 The Jewish Religion by Beau
5. 2017 Nazi Propaganda Holocaust by Kalen 3rd Place
12. 2017 Gino Bartali by Hayden H Honorable Mention
18. 2017 Corrie Ten Boom by Owen
22. 2017 Dachau Concentration Camp by Isabelle Honorable Mention
32. 2017 The Holocaust and Adolf Eichmann by Trey
48. 2017 Hitler's Reign-Death Holocaust by Will
52. 2017 Jews in Israel Today by Jacob 1st Place
53. 2017 Six Day War in Israel (1967) by Luke R. 2nd Place