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Subject: English

Grade: 9-12

Brief Description

Students will consider different points of view in a situation from Light From the Yellow Star.


  • Students will consider the feelings and motivation of people in Dr. Fischís story.
  • Students will think about the different ways people can react to the same events.

Key words

Occupied, ghettos, boxcars, destination

Lesson Plan

Read page 10 in Light from the Yellow Star. Imagine the scene as frightened Jews are loaded into crowded boxcars. Pretend you are there as either a Nazi, a Jew, or a bystander. Write about what happened as if you were writing in your journal or diary.

  • What did you see and hear?
  • What did you feel?
  • What did you do?
  • Why was this happening?
  • What do you think will happen after this?


Read your story in class and listen as others read theirs.

Discussion Questions

  • Is there ever an absolutely correct point of view?
  • Why was it important for Naziís to ignore the point of view of the Jews?

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