Our Classroom Action Project is HERE!
Today is an exciting day: the official launch of The Last Survivor Classroom Action Project, or LSCAP as it has become known around the RP offices.
We chose to launch LSCAP today to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day – an international memorial day for the victims of the Holocaust – in order to look back and reflect on the atrocities of the past but also to look forward and do what we can to educate the next generation about genocide prevention.
Last year, we began working with Kim Birbrower of Big Picture Instructional Design, and former Director of Education for the Shoah Foundation Institute, to author The Last Survivor’s official educational resource guide – including classroom discussion material, lesson plans and community service projects for students to participate in the program outside of the school setting. We couldn’t be more pleased or proud with how the educational resource guide has turned out!
The goal of LSCAP is to expose young people to the issues of genocide prevention through the compelling stories presented in The Last Survivor and follow this exposure with the tools and contacts they need to get involved and take action. Lessons range from “Making Sense of the Past” to “Rebirth, Forgiveness and Change” and culminate in the Social Action and Community Service Projects that have been carefully designed to inspire and motivate students to take action outside the classroom.
For all of us who have worked on the film and outreach campaign, we couldn’t be more excited that we are finally at a place in the film’s life where we can focus our attention on its educational value. This is where we had always envisioned the film’s real impact to lie.
Adding to our excitement is the fact that for a limited time, we are able to offer the film and accompanying programs to members of the educational community at little or no cost – whether it be a teacher workshop, a school event or a community program.
We hope that you will share in our enthusiasm and will visit www.thelastsurvivor.com/education to learn more!