Thursday, November 20, 2008

Greetings from San Antonio!

I just arrived back at my hotel after having a nice dinner with Mrs. Bethune and some friends. I was a little irritated that I needed to come up with another assignment for you when what I really wanted to do is crawl under the covers and go to sleep. However, I am wide awake after reading your latest posts and comments. All of you should be proud of the work you are doing here. Mrs. Bethune and I are bragging about your discussions to everybody who will listen here in San Antonio. Believe it or not, there are educators across the United States who are monitoring what you are doing here. Keep it up!

Today, you need to reconsider the issue of Judaism and whether or not Judaism is a race or a religion. The question was either incorrectly answered in your last post or needed more explanation. I realize there wasn't enough time to really determine the answer. In addition to this, you will have to search the internet for the answer. For those who thought you could tell a Jewish person by looking at them, well, that is just plainly wrong. So, today, you will address these questions:

  1. How did the Nazis determine if someone was Jewish?

  2. If a Christian says they are not a Christian, are they still a Christian?

  3. If a Jewish woman marries a Gentile, is the man considered Jewish?

After working the above problems out in you groups, discuss the following:

Night ends with Elie surviving. What happened to the survivors of the Holocaust? Did they return home? Why or why not? How did the international community help them?

Since the answers of these questions require some research, CITE YOUR SOURCES. Have fun! Mrs. Bethune and I are!!!!


Jack Marie said...

Must be rough to go where ever you want...Is it nice there? I had to scrape my windows this morning just to see out of it. It was extremely cold. Have fun you two and don't miss us too much!! Bethuner, your favorite T.A.'s are missing you sooo....Hurry home! :)

Danielle said...

Love you all...yes it's beautiful here, even if I have to sit across the table from Larry, I mean Mr. Neuburger. ha ha

You should all know that we definitely "bragged you up" at a presentation today. We were able to stand up in front of everyone and tell them about this wonderful blog. You can't even imagine how interested in you they are. Please continue with your honesty, emotion, and heart-felt responses. You have inspired not only us, but many, many people. Your words have power and for sharing them, we thank you.

Signing off from San Antonio...
Bethuner :)