This is a living history of real people. It brings a new face and reality to my students. To understand that other people suffer and survive expands their sense of the world and helps them learn empathy.
Just hearing someone else’s point of view, other than their own, is invaluable. Having an opportunity to talk with an adult in school who they don’t usually get to talk with gives them a new perspective.
The curriculum fits in really well with the four areas of the world we study as well as what they read in literature and social studies text books. It enhances the existing curriculum.