Essay Prep & Research

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST

Follow these links to view an animated map, and read two articles about the Holocaust:

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT RESCUERS

The rescuers featured below exemplify moral courage. Follow at least two of the links below to learn more about them: 

 

CHOOSING A TOPIC

Choose and research an individual or group that demonstrated moral courage in an historic or current event. Be sure to discuss the topic with your teacher. Your topic may include individuals or groups in historical events such as:

  • Rescuers of victims of the Holocaust
  • Civil Rights movement activists
  • Literary subjects dealing with moral courage
  • A historical topic covered in your classroom
  • Genocide in Rwanda, Bosnia, Cambodia, Darfur, Sudan, Kenya, the Congo, Zimbabwe or Chechnya

You may choose to explore an area not mentioned here - any persons or groups from history that have shown great moral courage. If you have questions, please direct them to essaycontest@ihene.org

 

Now that you have watched/read the selections above, and selected the subject of your essay, complete this reflection sheet before moving on: