Courage- The Amazing Story of Irena Sendler and the Holocaust

Courage- The Amazing Story of Irena Sendler and the Holocaust

This is the amazing story of how one person’s effort can make a huge impact on the world. Irena Sendler found a way to save 2,500 children from being killed in the Holocaust. Check out this video of students who were inspired to make a play about Irena and the impact she has had on their lives.

Additional Resources:

  • Here is the website for Irena Sendler and Life in a Jar.
  • Here is an article that tells Irena’s story.
  • Here is another article about Irena.

Topics for Discussion:

  • How did Irena get the children past the German guards? Where did they go from there?
  • What qualities does Irena have that enabled her to risk her life smuggling children past the German guards of the Holocaust? 

Take Action:

  • Irena was just one person, but she managed to save the lives of 2,500 children! What good can you, one person, do for the world?
  • Visit the Anne Frank website to learn more about the Holocaust through the eyes of a young teenager.

Teacher Features:

  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.

 

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