August 1st was the 65th anniversary of the beginning of the Warsaw Uprising, the battle against Nazi occupiers in Warsaw, Poland.
I thought this would be a good opportunity to pull together a few good resources accessible to English Language Learners on the event. It’s more than just a lesson in history — it can offer opportunities to discuss far deeper issues about resistance to evil, and why people make the choices they do.
Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Learning About The Warsaw Uprising:
Euronews has a nice, short video with a transcript about the commemoration ceremonies.
CNN has an interactive presentation on the Uprising.
How Stuff Works has two short videos on the Uprising.
Voice of America has short article summarizing both the uprising and its commemoration.
Here are photos of the uprising from The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM).
The USHMM also has a short summary of the uprising.
The USHMM has some very thoughtful suggestions on how teachers can approach lessons about the uprising. It’s focused on a TV mini-series that was done, but it offers useful ideas even if you don’t show the video.
EdSitement also has a lesson plan that can be modified for English Language Learners.
As always, suggestions and feedback are welcome.