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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Literature Comes Alive For Students

The Yeshivah of Flatbush English Department truly believes that literature should jump off the page. In order to create a more meaningful reading experience for the 9th grade assigned summer reading, Hotel On the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, survivors of the Japanese-American internment camps during WWII spoke to the grade last week. There was an informative panel discussion followed by a question and answer portion between our students and the survivors. The guests discussed their experiences, and their perspective helped our students understand that people’s stories are not a static historical document, but a living portrait of what occurred. Thank you to Mr. Miles Ehrenkranz for arranging this special learning opportunity.