"Life for the individuals living in ghettos was undoubtedly dark and torturous; the roles of many individuals had to change in order to survive. This lesson is built to facilitate student understanding of deeper social and psychological aspects of life in the Jewish ghettos. It explores food as a societal function, which in turn contributes to students’ overall comprehension of the suffering victims of the Holocaust endured. It also explores foods as a cultural product; something that was often removed from the lives of Jewish people living in the ghettos."
Students will be able to:
- Evaluate connections between culture, social relations, and experiences in the Jewish ghettos.
- Analyze primary and secondary sources for information.
- Synthesize information by discussing what they have learned and learning from others in their group.