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Introduction to Night by Elie Wiesel

This presentation will be used to introduce the novel Night by Elie Wiesel to 12th grade students in applied English.

Patty McLain

on 3 January 2012

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Transcript of Introduction to Night by Elie Wiesel

& Standards The Holocaust Anticipation
Guide "Never shall I forget that night, the first night in the camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed. Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the little faces of the children, whose bodies I saw turned into wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue sky. Never shall I forget those flames which consumed my faith foreverNever shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never." "Night " World War II
Nazi Germany
Countless horrors
Concentration camps is important “We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must - at that moment - become the center of the universe.” “For the survivor who chooses to testify, it is clear: his duty is to bear witness for the dead and for the living. He has no right to deprive future generations of a past that belongs to our collective memory. To forget would be not only dangerous but offensive; to forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time.” By Elie Wiesel NIGHT The Learner Will:Read, comprehend, interpret, analyze and evaluate 7 major literary works. (1.1.11a-e, 1.2.11a-e, 1.3.11a-d, 1.7.11, 1.9.11a)Read, comprehend and respond to essential content across all genres (1.2.11a-c &e, 1.9.11a,b)Analyze literary elements (1.3.11a-d)Analyze inferences and conclusions based on and related to an author’s implicit and explicit assumptions and beliefs about a subject. (1.2.11d)Use context clues, knowledge of root words, and word origins as well as referencesources to decode and understand new words (1.1.11b)Apply meaning and knowledge of words and their relationships to other wordsacross content areas (1.1.11c)Demonstrate an appropriate rate of silent reading based upon specific grade level texts. (1.1.11e)
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