[k3] Meaningful Project

  • From: Glovely@xxxxxxx
  • To: k3@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 16:43:06 EST

Are you looking for a meaningful project to do with your students? The 
Holocaust Museum of Houston (www.hmh.org) has a project called "The Butterfly 
Project." 
15,000 children went through the Terezin Concentration Camp 1942-1944, less 
than 100 survived. A book of their poetry and pictures was published and it 
includes the title poem "I Never Saw Another Butterfly..." 

To help us all remember the 1.5 million children who died in the Holocaust 
the museum is collecting 1.5 million butterflies made by children and adults to 
represent the children who died. As of today, they have about 50,000 
butterflies.

The online curriculum for this project would be a little tough for many 
students ages 5-9, but you can adjust to share that the butterflies represent 
children who were hurt or abused or died in World War II and that these 
butterflies 
represent those children. With older children the online ideas at 
http://www.hmh.org/education/frames.htm will move your students....

There are no specifications as to the butterflies size or shapes or colors, 
like the children whose lives were lost, each should be unique.

You can send your finished butterflies to:

Holocaust Museum Houston
Education Department
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX  77004

Please feel free to share this information with others.

Respectfully,

Gail Lovely
Independent Educator
(www.GailLovely.com)



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