Traveling Literary Exhibit Encourages Everyday Cultural, Ethnic, Religious and Political Tolerance
WHAT: Carroll Elementary students will become docents and lead tours to provide visitors with historical experiences of Anne Frank’s life during the Holocaust and World War II to visitors October 7 – 18, 2019. While adults are typically the docents to lead lessons, these unique student tour guides were trained by the director of the Anne Frank House to inform visitors of the cultural, ethnic, religious and political differences between people that exist in every society, and to encourage all visitors to practice tolerance. In addition to the Anne Frank exhibit, the school will also display the Bandage Project, a ten-year project that includes over 1.5 million bandages with handwritten names of Holocaust victims. Carroll Elementary collected of 20,000 of these bandages to be added to the Project.
WHEN: Monday, October 7 through Friday, October 18, 2019
Community Invitation: Thursday, October 10, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Carroll Elementary, 10325 Stathos Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95757
WHO: Carroll Elementary student docents will inform visitors about the history of the Holocaust during World War II and the cultural, ethnic, religious and political struggles that existed throughout the global society.
WHY: With the goal of educating students of historical events that impacted the world, the Anne Frank Exhibit provides students with a hands-on learning experience to inform guests of what they learned about one family’s personal experience during World War II while also displaying leadership when teaching guests.
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.
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