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Lilli Tauber- A Suitcase Full of Memories

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This lesson plan is based on the movie “Lilli Tabuer – A Suitcase Full of Memories”, because audio-visual materials are an invaluable tool for teaching about the Holocaust. This movie will help students by
  • Putting a face to facts, dates, and numbers.
  • Understanding that history has a direct impact on the lives of individuals and their communities.
  • Using a medium that speaks to students with a video and an interactive game as the lesson will be more engaging for them.
  • Developing students’ empathy as it enables them to better understand people of varying cultures, or those who have been labeled as “different”.
The lesson is based on Bloom’s Taxonomy in the areas of: Remembering, Understanding, Applying and Analyzing


To help students develop an interest in history within an ESL class through
  • Revising and learning new vocabulary with flashcards and worksheets.
  • To test students’ knowledge of Geography of some of the countries in Europe that were involved in the movie using the Drag and Drop activity.
  • Students will watch the movie “Lilli Tauber – A Suitcase Full of Memories”, and after viewing, oral comprehension questions using the WH questions will be asked to check their oral understanding.
  • Students will play the interactive game to test the vocabulary they have learned in the movie.
  • Students will be given homework to reinforce the vocabulary learned in the class.
  • The teacher will give students the “Exit Tickets” as a reflection activity.

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