Teaching about the Holocaust can be overwhelming because so many lessons spring forward.
But every year, teachers in the middle and junior high schools tackle the task with energy and determination. They know that young people will be the best line of defense against prejudice, intolerance, bigotry, and hatred. At a school in the northwest Chicago suburbs, Stew Cohen goes every year to hear from students who’ve written of how the Holocaust unit has moved them and guided their thoughts.
Prairie Grove Junior High 8th Grade Class of 2016 proudly presents The Holocaust Memorial Museum at Prairie Grove Junior High Library at 3225 Route 176, Crystal Lake on May 24 and May 25, 2016 from 4pm to 7pm. Please come out and see the students' work.
ONE OF THE BEST THINGS A PARENT CAN DO IS INTRODUCE THEIR CHILDREN TO THEIR TOWN’S COMMUNITY LIBRARY. OPEN THEIR YOUNG MINDS TO THE WORLD BEFORE THEM AND LET THEM EXPLORE AND GROW. ……..THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE LIBRARY STAFF IS TO MAKE SURE THE LIBRARY MATERIALS AND SERVICES KEEP UP WITH CURRENT DEMANDS…..AND THE STAFF MUST ANTICIPATE HOW PEOPLE EXPECT TO USE THE LIBRARY IN THE FUTURE. THESE ARE HUGE RESPONSIBILITIES IN MEETING CURRENT DEMANDS AND FUTURE NEEDS…BUT ONE SUCH LIBRARY IN THE NORTHWEST CHICAGO SUBURBS UP TO THE TASK SITS DOWN WITH STEW COHEN FOR AN INTERVIEW ON HOW THE PUBLIC CAN HELP SHAPE ITS FUTURE.
Strap on your seatbelt….off we go for Operation Click. Stew Cohen reports on the annual awards ceremony.