Thursday, December 19, 2013

Students learn about altruism from the Nicky's Family experience

JFilm moderator reviews the concepts shown in the film Nicky's Family. 

The 8th grade viewed the documentary Nicky’s Family, a true story about a British man who helped organize the rescue of almost 700 Jewish children out of Czechoslovakia and Slovakia in the days leading up to World War II.  This powerful film tells the story of Sir Nicholas Winton, the children he rescued, and the generations that were impacted by his humble and heroic gesture. This starts the 8th grade focus on opportunities to "Pay It Forward."