Truth, Justice, and... The American Way? +Kinderbuddy Collaboration Jan. - Mar. 2014
In this project, we took a closer look at how the Holocaust was perpetrated through a brief mini project on specific people who were in a concentration camp and how it inspired both the birth of Universal Human Rights and the Civil Rights Movement. Moving to a larger part of the project, we learned segments of WWII and the Civil Rights Movement as the inspiration to take a stand against an injustice or issue that we cared deeply for through spoken word, music, performances, and art. We studied the comic books and propaganda posters and excavated the images and superhero protagonists to find deeper meanings to inspire American nationalism, activism, and inform the public of safety, danger, or to be convincing people to take action to fight against the horrific atrocities of war and genocide that occurred during WWII.
With our kinder buddies, we helped them become their own superheroes of the community by helping them choose a costume, name and story about who they could help if they were a real superhero. With this story, we created comics of them helping someone in need. They each created a book of information they used for the project. When learning about what superheroes do, we taught them the science behind the flying and telekinesis through bernoulli's principle and magnetism.
How can we make a change in our community and the world? What role do superheroes play in society? What rights do all humans deserve? How do we protect human rights?