Maus: Making a Visual Representation

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How do you represent a tragic event? Are stories of tragic events better left untold? After reading chapter two of Maus and studying other representations of the Holocaust (suggestions are included), class members create a representation of their feelings about the Holocaust or another tragic event. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members create panels that represent tragic events
Classroom Considerations

  • The activity presumes a protocol has been established for the safe, respectful discussion of emotionally-charged events
Pros

  • Step-by-step instructions for the activity and assessment strategies are included in the resource
Cons

  • None