Prairie Grove Junior High 8th Grade Class of 2014
The Holocaust Memorial Museum
Each year, we teach the students about the horrors of the Holocaust. We are motivated to do so for many reasons. Most of all, we want the students to acquire a sense of compassion and acceptance for the human race. They must become empowered by their gift of life and treat all others with respect. Hitler was one of the world’s biggest bullies and our students gain an understanding of the destruction one person can have on another’s life. To culminate this unit of study, we ask our students to create a memorial for all of the victims, survivors, and heroes of the Holocaust. We display the memorials in the school’s library to create our very own Holocaust Memorial Museum.
This year’s Museum will be open May 20th–May 21st - 5:30 P.M.-8:00 P.M. We invite our fellow students, administrators, members of the School Board, and the surrounding community to come and witness the authentic lessons our students have learned.
The results are overwhelming and through this experience, the students gain a true understanding that their actions have a definite impact on the lives of others. In a time when teenagers are too often seen in a negative light, we firmly believe this is a story that will bring hope and enlightenment to the masses.
Please visit our Holocaust Museum and give our students the opportunity to tell their story and show them their voice, and their actions, do matter.