NOTES TO TEACHERS

Watch the full 43-minute film before assigning these modules.

 

After watching the film, the 14 group lessons (14 modules) can be:

  • Used to stimulate class or group discussions to enhance learning

  • Assigned to one or more students to present to the class

  • Writing assignments for groups or individual students 

    • PUT YOURSELF IN THEIR SHOES encourages empathy with the people in the film as well as others faced with similar circumstances and choices - then and now.

    • PERSONAL CONNECTION relates the people and circumstances in the film to the student's own personal and family experiences.

    • DIG DEEPER broadens, deepens, and personalizes the purview of the film to capture the larger historical context.

    • WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW brings present relevance to the learning modules.

Purchase the film with our distributor or feel free to contact us to:

  • Obtain a complimentary 3-day screener or ask questions about acquiring the film.

  • Invite the filmmakers, first-hand witnesses or subject matter experts to speak to your class or community.

To get the most out of these modules, we suggest that educators first teach the historical context

of this period:

  • A lesson about European and American Geography.

  • Overview lessons about European and American History in the early 20th Century focusing on:

    • World War I 

    • The global economic collapse of 1929

    • The rise of fascism 

    • How these and other factors led to World War II

  • An overview lesson explaining the why, when, where, and how of the Holocaust.

We hope that Nobody Want Us and the educational materials to accompany the film will raise awareness and empathy that lead to compassion and action to stand up for others. 

These conversation starters are not intended to have a political stance towards refugee and immigration policies, but rather to encourage a compassionate view of the plight of refugees.

» Content complies with US Social Studies (SSH), World Geography (WG), and Language Arts (LA) 

Standards of Learning. «

(USII.7b, WHII.11d, VUS.11e)