Short Story – Activity
[Excerpt From Holodomor in Ukraine, The Genocidal Famine 1932-33: Teaching Materials for Teachers and Students – By Valentina Kuryliw]
Reading a short story about the Holodomor: Response to Literature Chart (2)
Appropriate for Students:
Curriculum Fit / Specific Expectations / Learning Outcomes:
Please select outcomes you wish to cover from either English language arts or so- cial studies or history and prepare an assessment to share with the students at the outset.
A Hunger Most Cruel: The Human Face of the 1932-1933 Terror- Famine inSoviet Ukraine, A. Dimarov, Y. Hutsalo, O. Zvychayna. Language Lanterns Publications, 2002 (short stories)
Recommended reading: short stories by Anatoliy Dimarov, Yevhen Hutsalo and Olena Zvychayna
Kobzar’s Children, “The Rings”, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2006.
Create student groups.
Students read a story and complete the chart given.
Response to Literature Chart (2)
- Title of story:
- Description of the main character:
- Main Plot:
- Living Conditions:
- Victims were:
- Perpetrators were:
- Henchmen were:
- Bystanders/Observers were:
- Rescuers were:
Examples of Human Rights Abuse:
Examples of Discrimination:
Effect on the human condition:
Two key items I learned from the story were:
Students share their answers in small groups.