Students will consider the power of words to preserve a memory.
- Students will read Dr. Fisch’s tribute to the victims in Light
From the Yellow Star.
- Students will write a memorial for someone they have lost.
Preserve, tribute, memorial
Read page 6 of Light From the Yellow Star. Dr. Fisch says,
"These Words Are Their Flowers—"They Were Killed by
Hatred; Their Memory Is Kept Alive in Love."
Write about someone you have lost—someone who died, moved away,
or is no longer your friend, etc.
- Describe how you met or your first memory with them.
- What did the person mean to you?
- What are your strongest memories of the person?
- How do you feel about losing them?
Hand your piece in or (if you are comfortable) read it to the
class. Listen as others read about those they have lost.
- Can words keep a memory alive?
- For how long?
- What if the words are not written down? How do we remember?