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Activity 1

  • Before we can begin to research and explore the topic of “The Holocaust”, we have to have a clear understanding of the term, “Human Rights”.
  • “Human rights” are the universal rights held to belong to individuals by virtue of their being human, encompassing civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights and freedoms, and based on the notion of personal human dignity and worth.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopaedia

  • Since World War ll Human Rights have become a universally espoused yet widely disregarded concept. Organisations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch promote human rights and denounce human rights abuses.

Human rights issues include

  • civil rights
  • feminism
  • gay-rite movement
  • war crimes
  • For the purpose of this activity we shall be exploring “war crimes”, and more specifically, “The Holocaust”.

The holocaust

  • ‘The Holocaust’ refers to the intentional systematic annihilation of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and their collaborators between 1933 and 1945. The Jews were killed because of supposed ‘racial characteristics’.

Why do we have to be aware of the holocaust?

  • The Holocaust transcends time, space, and all lines of race or religion. Its human significance is universal and its lessons are relevant to everyone – particularly South Africans who have recently emerged from the apartheid era during which prejudice, racism and discrimination was institutionalised. Laws that are based on prejudice, racism and discrimination can lead to institutionalised violence, brutality and torture and ultimately to Genocide as happened in Nazi Germany.
  • We need to learn from the mistakes that were made and make sure we do not repeat them. We also need to learn about the ultimate consequences of prejudice, racism, intolerance, discrimination, and human rights violations, and we need to strive towards the creation of a society in which these evils will not be tolerated.

Protest theatre

  • The Arts is one of the mediums at our disposal to make people aware of political, social and environmental issues and serves as a platform to advocate these issues.

Protest Theatre

  • It is dramas and theatre productions created to give voice to injustice.
  • It aids in giving visual and oral expression in assimilating negative feelings.
  • It is aimed at evoking awareness of the issues in public or for all who are observing the performance.

Exercise1: The Project

  • Have the learners research the Holocaust and compile a record of their findings.
  • The project must include the following
  • illustrations, pictures, photographs
  • Germany and the rise of Nazism
  • Anti-semitism and racism
  • Concentration camps
  • Jewish culture
  • Apartheid in South Africa and how it compares to Anti-semitism

- South African Protest Theatre

  • Examples of South African Protest Theatre
  • Woza Albert
  • Sizwe Banzi is Dead
  • District 6
  • Sophia Town
  • The following questions should be answered

- What is protest theatre?

- Why is protest theatre necessary?

- Is protest theatre entertainment?

Exercise 2: Improvisation

  • Divide the learners into groups of six to eight.
  • Have each group select an aspect from their research on the Holocaust that they would like to portray in improvisation.
  • The improvisation should not be more than 2 minutes long.
  • The improvisation should include the following:
  • a message
  • beginning, middle and end
  • climax
  • specific setting

- definite characterisation

  • Give the learners not more than five minutes to plan their improvisation.
  • Have each group perform their scene for the rest of the class.

Exercise 3: Class Discussion

  • Have the learners discuss the following aspects after each performance:
  • Could this scene be classified as protest theatre?
  • Was the issue of human rights prominent?
  • Did the scene have a climax?
  • What was the message of the scene?
  • Did the characters contribute to the message?
  • How would you improve on the scene?
  • Did everyone work together as a team?

- Did the scene evoke any emotion in the audience?

Hints / Suggestions

  • Make sure you are fully prepared for this Activity in order for you to answer any questions that might arise.
  • If possible, show the learners a video on the Holocaust, e.g. Schindler’s List, Diary of Anne Frank, The Piano, Life is Beautiful
  • Encourage class participation in all the exercises.
  • Give a small prize to the best project and best improvisation as an incentive.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
nanocopper obvius
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, Arts and culture grade 8. OpenStax CNX. Sep 12, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11046/1.1
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