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Date:    Thu, 20 Apr 2006 19:25:02 -0400
From:    Suzanne Ng <suzanne@WHATEXIT.COM>
Subject: ELEM: Holocaust movie - 5th grade?

Fifth Grade teacher is trying to locate a movie abut the Holocaust to  
present to her students during Holocaust remembrance Week. A students  
wanted to bring in Devils Arithmetic, to show the class, but teacher  
nixed it, as "too much" for our students.   I suggested the Paper  
Clips film.  She would have loved it if "Number the Stars" was  
available on video, but it is not.

Any thoughts?

Suzanne Ng, Librarian
South Mountain Elem. School
South Orange, NJ 07079

I agree that The Devil's Arithmetic would be too "heavy" for 5th grade.  I
think that either "The Paper Clips" movie or possibly "The Diary of Anne
Frank."  Fifth grade is still young to deal with the Holocaust.  At my
synagogue students really don't learn about it until 7th grade and then
they watch "Schindlers List" which is a very powerful and emotional film,
but I wouldn't recommend that to a public school.  Hope this helps.

Wendy Lavenda-Carroll
Library Media Specialist
Ridgefield Park, NJ
Grant Elementary School (T&Th) K-6
Lincoln Elementary School (M-W-F) K-6

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