General Talking and Discussion Points
Students today may feel very far removed from the Holocaust. Not only is it something that happened outside of their life time, but unfortunately, the chance of learning from people who experience the Holocaust first-hand is decreasing. Talk to students about why Holocaust remembrance and awareness is so important. Have them relate it to their own experiences of carrying on legacies within their own families. Why is it important to pass on these stories?
One of the prevailing themes of "Determined" is hope. Hope and perseverance amidst total devastation and loss is what helped Martin to survive the horrors he experienced. In what ways do hope and perseverance play a role in the everyday lives of our students? Discuss how resilience plays a role in this difficult time of transition from high school to college.
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