The White Rose: We Defied Hitler
Performs: January 21st – February 9th, 2020
Targeted to Grades: 6th – 12th
Length: 70 minutes
Professional teaching artists will come to your school after your visit to the Coterie to reflect on key moments in the production!
How can one person’s strength change society?
- Based on real events, a challenging new work that examines the role of ordinary people in extraordinary times.
- This gripping and intriguing play tells the true story of Sophie Scholl, a German college student who led an act of public resistance to the Nazis during the Second World War.
- The play contains little-known facts about Sophie, her brother Hans, and the civil disobedience of the White Rose movement in Nazi Germany.
- Scholl’s moral strength is tested while being interrogated for her crimes, leading her to question whether to save her own life or continue her righteous crusade.
Standards: Distinguish the powers and responsibilities of citizens and institutions to address and solve world problems c. post 1450. (MO 9-12.WH.5.PC.E) Investigate examples of causes and consequences of particular choices and connect those choices with contemporary issues. (KS Social Studies: Benchmark 1.3)
Additional Standards for Further Learning: The student will recognize and evaluate dynamic relationships that impact lives in communities, states, and nations. (KS Social Studies: Benchmark 5.1) Analyze causes and patterns of human rights violations and genocide and suggest resolutions for current and future conflicts. (MO 9-12.WH.5.PC.A) The student will analyze the context under which significant rights and responsibilities are defined and demonstrated, their various interpretations, and draw conclusions about those interpretations. (KS Social Studies: Benchmark 2.2)
For questions about lesson plans and educational materials contact:
Amanda Kibler, Education Director
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