ERIC Number: ED454113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The Writing on the Wall: A Fox Family Channel Afternoon Special for Cable in the Classroom. [Videotape with] Guide for Educators.
KIDSNET, Washington, DC.
"The Writing on the Wall," the television program featured in this videotape and teaching guide, focuses on three suburban teenagers who deface with anti-Semitic graffiti, the property of a rabbi, a holocaust survivor, and the Jewish community center and synagogue. The teenagers, tried and convicted, are spared a harsh sentence when the rabbi intervenes. Their sentence includes probation, community service, and 25 hours of instruction in Judaism with the rabbi. The rabbi's teachings incorporate real life experiences, and each of the teenagers must research the life of a teenager during the Holocaust. The guide provides teachers with step-by-step strategies for using the television program, and it provides questions for pre-viewing, viewing, and post-viewing discussion, as well as activities that engage behavioral studies, life skills, history, geography, language arts, media literacy, art, and mathematics. (Contains a resource list of 7 books and 10 Web sites.) (BT)
Descriptors: Adolescent Behavior, Anti Semitism, Critical Viewing, Curriculum Enrichment, Daily Living Skills, Educational Television, Ethnic Discrimination, Jews, Judaism, Language Arts, Mathematics, Media Literacy, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Television Viewing, World War II
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: KIDSNET, Washington, DC.