Who should be remembered?
   During the Holocaust and other periods throughout the past and present, groups of people are persecuted and oppressed with little attention or relief to stop their horrible, wrenching grief and death.
    Consider this piece by Martin Niemoeller, a German Lutheran pastor whom the Gestapo arrested and sent to a concentration camp in Dachau in 1938.  The Allied forces freed him in 1945:

I Didn't Speak Up

In Germany, the Nazis first came for the communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a communist.  Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.  Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.  Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.  Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak for me.
 This webquest will require you to stand up for a group of people that no one stood up for when they needed it most.
You work for a service organization trying to heighten awareness of a group's plight.     You and your coworkers are responsible for creating a public service campaign for your community and the surrounding area.  You want your audience to contribute time and/or money to fund your organization's efforts to help this group.
  Purpose:  to increase awareness  (inform and persuade)
Audience:  your community and surrounding area
   Subject: a group of people
Structure:  a service campaign consisting of a monument  and at least two choices, each from a different column
1. Look at these sites of public service campaigns to become familiar with their purpose and information provided.
 What is Public Service?FEMANIDA *   Save the Children * HHS
2.  After your manager has given you a group to address in your campaign, you should first collect information about the group.  Use the  Group Information Page  to help you record information.  You may use the Internet links provided and sites you find on your own, but remember to use encyclopedias and other reference materials available.
Your manager must review your research before you continue.
3. Next, considering the information you collected, decide on the two structures  you will create with your coworkers to campaign for donations. Consider the strengths of everyone and what ideas are most effective yet efficient in your week's project. Use the Who am I? strategy to plan your group's work and guarantee that work is distributed equally.  Each group member should complete the sheet and show your manager for approval.
Your manager must approve your WHO AM I? 
responsibilities before you continue.
4.   Once your manager has approved your campaign responsibilities prepare a list of qualities to describe your structures.   For example, if you want to create a banner, your manager will want to know its size, color, text, etc.  Letter writers should brainstorm letter qualities in addition to letter contents.  Your group needs a separate list for each structure.
Your manager must approve your criteria list 
for each structure before you continue.
5.   You are ready to draft your structures.  As you draft, consider the qualities that your manager approved because this will be used in your campaign evaluation.
6.   When you finish a draft of each of your structures, your coworkers should
compare your draft to your qualities list.  If any quality is missing or inadequate, you should revise your structure.  In addition, check for correct spelling, capitalization, and punctuation so your audience focuses on your message and not your mistakes.
Show your manager your drafts and 
revision ideas before you continue.

7.  Now you are ready to present your campaign.  First, develop a plan for your presentation that includes all your coworkers as speakers.  Decide what important points you want to include and how your structures can share this information.  Practice the presentation so you know the order, develop transitions, and include the structures.

Your manager will use a rubric to evaluate your job performance.
Now that you have experience standing up for a group of people in a formal way on behalf of your service organization you should consider standing up for those who might be oppressed by others for different reasons.  Always consider who should be remembered today.

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