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Subject: Art

Grade: 9-12

Brief Description

Students will use art to respond to destruction and loss.


  • Students will consider how Dr. Fisch illustrates his emotions.
  • Students will illustrate their response to a similar situation.

Key words

Illustrate, destruction, reflection, response

Lesson Plan
Look carefully at the words and picture on page 12 of Light From The Yellow Star. Ask yourself:

  • What does the picture represent?
  • Why does Dr. Fisch use only black and white in this painting?
  • What if your teacher tore up a picture of you or a member of your family? How would you feel?

Draw, describe, or make a collage to illustrate your feelings.


Present your image to the class and answer any questions they may have.

Discussion Questions

  • Why are photographs so important to us?
  • Which do you think is more powerful, creation or destruction?

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