WEEK 8 ASSIGNMENTS
QUIZLET: WEEKS 6 & 7: THE CIVIL WAR & RECONSTRUCTION
WEDNESDAY: HOLOCAUST WEBQUEST: LINKS
WEDNESDAY: THE HOLOCAUST: ADDITIONAL VIDEOS ON THE TOPIC
THE HOLOCAUST: KHAN ACADEMY
THE RISE OF HITLER: HISTORY
WORLD WAR II: CRASH COURSE HISTORY
THURSDAY: HOLOCAUST BLACKOUT POETRY EXAMPLE
Blackout Poetry Tips and Notes:
- Try to pick a piece of text with a lot of adjecives and nouns.
- Pick out the words for your poem and outline them in pencil BEFORE you bring in the marker.
- Outline those words again with marker. BE CAREFUL! I can say from experience that your marker may bleed so try not to get TOO close to the word.
- It's fine if you don't have a black marker, any writing utensil or medium will work.
- Make sure you're working on top of a piece of scrap paper in case your marker bleeds through.
- I have provided you with two possible pieces of text, BUT you can really use whatever piece of text you want - a newspaper article, a page from a magazine, a page from a book (ASK YOUR PARENTS FIRST before ripping a page from a book! The page I used was from a book I had from highschool that I had mutiple copies of.)
- You could EVEN take a piece of text from online and blackout the words digitally if that's your preference!
- The whole point is to create a message about a topic or theme by picking out words on the page. It's a more out there, artsy, creative form of expression.
- I chose this assignment because artists and free thinkers were one of the populations that were sent to concentration camps. If you're interested in finding out more about artists in the Holocaust, research Brundibar - see the video below!
- If you'd like to see more examples of blackout poetry, simply google blackout poetry - you'll find simple examples like mine and some more elaborate and more creative pieces too! Get as creative as you like!