STEPS TO HOLOCAUST BLOGGING
The Same Instructions That Were Distributed In Class
Go to www.tumblr.com and create an account
- Fill in Email, Password, and Website name
-Website name MUST include your first and last name (Logankitteringham.tumblr.com)
Go to www.kitteringhamhistory12.tumblr.com and click “follow” at the top right side of the page
The first item that you can begin posting on is a YouTube clip of a Holocaust survivor who visited WGSS and shared his experiences at Auschwitz, the most notorious of the Nazi death camps. I have also posted a marking rubric and a possible list of guiding questions. I encourage you to blog on whatever strikes or grabs your attention while watching, exploring or reading about the Holocaust. The guiding questions are a last resort for those students that find themselves in need of some direction or guidance. Students who choose not to use the guiding questions will not be penalized and their mark will not suffer. In addition to the aforementioned YouTube clip, this Tumblr blog also includes short excerpts from five different books related to the Holocaust. At the beginning of each excerpt is the cover of the book from which it was taken and a short synopsis of that particular book. Everyone must read the one and only page from the book titled The Holocaust Chronicle. Of the five remaining book excerpts you must read and respond to two of your choice. There is also a picture of the entrance to Auschwitz, that when clicked is linked to an interactive online museum. You must respond to something related to exploring this website or to the material presented in the Holocaust survivor YouTube clip. That means you have a minimum of four items to respond to. You are required to offer up at least five deep and meaningful responses/reblogs. You can respond in any of the following ways….
1. Respond directly to something of interest in the text on the page you encounter it on
2. Summarize the entire excerpt on the first page of that particular excerpt
3. Respond to something that someone else in the class has said
4. Explain how something makes you feel
5. Explain how the text has enhanced your understanding of the Holocaust
6. Ask questions that others can respond to, but if you do this you must return to your blog and respond to their responses at least once.
When you are ready to blog simply….
· go to tumblr.com
· log in with your new account (your computer might now automatically do this for you)
· go to http://kitteringhamhistory12.tumblr.com
· click the bottom section (posted) of the page you want to respond to
· You should be able to see the responses of other students now
· You now go to the top right and click on reblog
· Entire your comments and click reblog post
· The dashboard button on the top right is a convenient way to see your work and edit it as well.
· Good Luck and enjoy
This video really gave me a new perspective on why the Jewish people just committed to the “Marches of Death” With no money, no way to communicate with the locals and no allies its easy to see why the prisoners of the Nazis just followed the caravans. I figured Nazi guards with guns is what would have kept the prisoners in line, but really it was the knowledge of even if they do escape they have no where to go. People would have sold them out for peanuts, and even when he came home there was no one there welcoming him back but his sister. I guess most countries were almost no better than the Nazis…