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This is our first post and information about our project. The title of the project is “Learning about human rights on the example of holocaust”. In this project we will combine the “Classroom Holocaust Museum” project and the “Crocus” project. So, who are we and what are we doing?
Croatia is a small country in the middle of Europe. The state is divided into 20 counties and our county name is Međimurje (well not so easy to pronounce in English). We are the northeast county and after our capital Zagreb we have the densest population. Our school is “Senkovec Elementary school” in the village of Senkovec. We have 462 students and 50 persons in staff (teachers and others). The students are divided into two groups – the young ones till fourth grade and the “seniors” from fifth to eight grade (seniors are from the age 10 till 14).
Students have the opportunity to select some non obligatory classes depending on their interests. 24 students (age 12-14) decided to take an extra hour of history. We have a meeting once a week and discus various history topics. This year our teacher Hajdarovic was in Israel participating in International school of holocaust at Yad Vashem and he encouraged us to work on the project “Learning about human rights on the example of holocaust”. The main goals are to learn about human rights and holocaust, establish a holocaust museum in our school using 100.000 paperclips (each paperclip representing a soul perished during holocaust), plant crocus bulbs that will bloom in early spring (new life after winter representing life after holocaust and the fragile children life’s lost in holocaust). The “Grande finale” will be to teach the local population about holocaust and human rights after the opening of our museum.
During the last two months we discussed how to establish a holocaust museum in our school, how to gather 100.000 paperclips, we talked about human rights, about Ana Frank and some other topics. In the next two months we will develop couple of posters, talk to Mrs. Treska about her family that partly perished in Auschwitz, talk to a member of Croatian Jewish community, talk to a historian dealing with Jewish history on our territory, talk to Jehuda Sterk (survivor) from Jerusalem, gather the rest 90.000 paperclips we need for the museum and so on…
We have just started our own blog on http://pg-senkovec.blog.hr/ and you can write us on email@example.com. If you have some paperclips to spare send it to:
Osnovna skola Senkovec
Marsala Tita bb, Senkovec