Six million paper clips

Paper Clips

Through Internet research, the students discovered that Johan Vaalera Norwegian, designed a loop of metal, and the Norwegians wore paperclips on their lapels during World War II as a silent protest against Nazi occupation. Having seen the movie, and used it in my classroom, I was very excited when I found this book.

I was equally more excited that I had an opportunity and reason to actually pick it up and read it. I may even read the book before showing them the movie!

Paper Clips Project

I can see my students this year, being inspired to take action and do something after reading this book. Paper clips[ edit ] Paper clips were chosen in part because Norwegians wore them on their lapels as a symbol of resistance against Nazi occupation during World War II.

Hooper Six million paper clips they could collect something to represent the lives that were exterminated during the Holocaust. As ofmore were still coming in. Some celebrities, like George W. Soon the students were overwhelmed with the massive scale of the Holocaust and asked Mrs.

Peter and Dagmar Schroeder wrote this book after the children of Whitwell Middle School completed a project in which they collected over six million paper clips from around the world in order to represent all of the lost souls that perished in the horrific nightmare of the Holocaust.

About half of the students at the middle school qualify for the free lunch programwhich is a benefit for lower-income American school children.

A sculpture designed by an artist from Ooltewah, Tennessee stands next to the car, memorializing the 1. The project began to snowball after it received attention from Peter and Dagmar Schroeder, journalists who were born in Germany during World War II and who covered the White House for German newspapers.

Hooper responded that they could if they could find something that related to the Holocaust or to World War II. The Schroeders worked with the children for a long time, helping them to collect paper clips, and eventually even finding a train car that had transported people to the camps to house their museum.

About 40 miles away is the Rhea County Courthouse, where, ina teacher was convicted for teaching evolution during the Scopes "Monkey" Trial. Development[ edit ] InLinda M. City of Whitwell[ edit ] Almost all observers note the unexpected location of the project.

Hooper, principal of Whitwell Middle School in Whitwell, Tennessee, asked Assistant Principal David Smith to find a voluntary after-school project to teach the children about tolerance. The project began when the teachers in this poor farm town began to teach Six Million Paper Clips: This is a great book that can be used as an accompaniment to the movie, or for children to read in class.

What an inspiring group of children! David Smith and Sandra Roberts started a Holocaust education program and held the first class in the fall of Some of these stories are shared in the film. At first the project went slowly, as it did not gain much publicity.

The monument was uncovered on the anniversary of the KristallnachtNovember 9, Norwegian Johan Vaaler is often credited with the invention of a progenitor of the modern paper clip.Describes the efforts of middle school students from the rural Tennessee town of Whitwell to create a Holocaust memorial based on a collection of millions of paper clips intended to represent all of the victims exterminated by the Nazis.5/5(3).

Six Million Paper Clips: The Making of a Children's Holocaust Memorial by Peter W.

Schroeder, Dagmar Schroeder-Hildebrand At a middle school in a small, all white, all Protestant town in Tennessee, a special after-school class was started to teach the kids about the Holocaust, and the importance of tolerance/5(6). The paper clip collection has become a part of the "Children's Holocaust Memorial" created by the students, staff, and community of Whitwell Middle School.

The Memorial contains 11 million paper clips housed in an authentic German transport car honoring the lives of all people murdered by the Nazis. Six Million Paper Clips: The Making Of A Children's Holocaust Memorial [Peter W. Schroeder, Dagmar Schroeder-Hildebrand] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

At a middle school in a small, all white, all Protestant town in Tennessee, a special after-school class was started to teach the kids about the Holocaust/5(47).

Six Million Paper Clips

Whitwell Middle School in rural Tennessee is the setting for this documentary about an extraordinary experiment in Holocaust education. Struggling to grasp the concept of six-million Holocaust victims, the students decide to collect six-million paper clips to better understand the.

Six Million Paper Clips: The Making of a Children's Holocaust Memorial

Dear Educator, Six Million Paper Clips: The Making of a Children’s Holocaust Memorialis an excellent classroom resource for teaching students the themes of the Holocaust and its .

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