Day 8: Introduction to Collective Remembering

Lesson 8 extends our thinking from the previous lesson on personal memories from different perspectives in order to build up an understanding of collective memory. The coolest part: your students themselves will be immersed in collective remembering as they watch the video about a staged theft.

Goal: for everyone to gain an understanding and appreciation for how memory is shared in groups.

Suggestions:

  • This class’s discussion is a lot more free-form, so be sure to modify your questions in order to guide the discussion to a concrete understanding of collective remembrance. Especially for younger students, make things tangible with your own experiences.
  • For the drawing activity, be sure to provide enough structure for your students, depending on their age, so that they can successfully engage with the assignment.

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