“To remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all” –Elie Wiesel
As a part of our connection to the novel Night by Elie Wiesel, we will be creating exhibits to show genocides of the past, so that those lives will not be forgotten. After the Holocaust occurred, people said “never again” but Genocide keeps happening. Continuing to shine light on the problem is extremely important in trying to prevent future occurrences. Working with your partner, you will create poster board that will be displayed in our Classroom Tolerance Museum and in the commons during lunch.
Requirements for the poster:
- First, create a title for your project. Place it at the top of the poster board, in large writing or font (make it stand out!). Your title should draw attention to your project and should not just be the name of the country you were assigned.
- In the space below your title, define genocide (cite the source you used on the works cited page).
- Neatly display the answers to the following questions with at least 1 corresponding photograph for each category. You MUST use complete sentences and your answers need to be legible.
Back of Poster:
On the back of your poster board, you are REQUIRED to have a works cited page (you will glue/tape it there). Your page must be done correctly according to MLA Format. You must cite all sources you used for your research, and you must have a minimum of 3 sources.
***NOTE: Plagiarism is defined as the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as your own. You will need to use a significant amount of outside research and multiple sources in order to complete this project. Therefore, failure to complete a Works Cited page will result in a zero on the project.
Project and Presentation Guidelines
- Before starting your project, it is a good idea to discuss with your partner what responsibilities each person should take on and assign specific roles.
- BOTH PARTNERS MUST CONTRIBUTE TO A SIGNIFICANT PIECE OF THE PROJECT IN ORDER TO EARN A GRADE.
- You will fill out evaluations on your partner at the conclusion of the project. Therefore, it is possible for to receive different scores. You will earn the score you receive depending on the amount of work you put in to the overall project.
- When presenting to the class, both partners are required to speak. You are allowed to use index cards during your presentation if you wish. DO NOT simply read from your poster board when you present but rather, have a good idea of what you’d like to talk about ahead of time and use an index card to help you remember your main points.
Projects and presentations are due on ____________________________________________
Extra Credit Opportunity
Are you interested in making a larger impact that expands outside of our classroom while earning some bonus points for your grade? If so, here is what you need to do:
- Volunteer for one or more shifts during 5th period (5a or 5b) to stand with and explain our Classroom Tolerance Museum posters at lunch.
- You must buy and wear one of our specially designed t-shirts to wear during your shift.
- Help collect donations and sell pre-orders for our tolerance project t-shirts to staff and students. All profits will benefit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This will help to spread the word about the dangers of genocide, hate crimes, and bullying!
- Encourage students to wear their shirts to school on _____________________ for “Tolerance” day at the high school. This day will help us to promote respect, kindness, acceptance, and compassion for all staff and students at LHS by wearing our t-shirts and being united as one group with the same goal!
Click below to download a document outlining the project.