“A Shelter to Call Home” A Young Diarist’s Dream of a Better Future

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Grade Level: 9th-12th
Duration: 60-120 Minutes
Common Core: CCSS.ELA.RL.9-10.4, CCSS.ELA.RL.11-12.4, CCSS.ELA.W.9-10.3b-c, CCSS.ELA.W.11-12.b-c

This lesson features excerpts from Rywka’s Diary: The Writings of a Jewish Girl from the Lodz Ghetto. It is a portrait of an individual, Rywka Lipszyc, her strength, spirit, and ability to cope, encouraging students to relate to Rywka as a fellow adolescent while understanding the deeper history that she lived.

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