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The Challenge to Make a Difference

Eighth grade students visited Maitland Holocaust Museum as an extension of their ELA unit, “The Challenge to Make a Difference.” By studying the Holocaust, students are learning to stand up for what is right, that one person can make a difference, and they possess the power to make their own choices and control their own behaviors. This helps students understand how to confront present concerns involving loyalty, peer pressure, conformity, belonging, and scapegoating. Their teacher, Mrs. Sheldon, says, “My prayer is they realize that bystanders are just as guilty as perpetrators.”