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Connecting USA & Germany

Connecting USA & Germany


Posted By on Feb 11, 2019

Connecting USA & Germany Project Report on LJCDS-Bewegte Grundshule Collaboration on The Butterfly Project Event dates: January 20-27, 2019 By guest author Dr. Amy Parish, Educator at La Jolla Country Day School   This project continued the 2018 Butterfly project work at La Jolla Country Day School (LJCSD) by establishing a sister school relationship with a primary school in Cottbus, Germany (in the former East Germany). Amy...

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A Need for More Holocaust Education By Cheryl Rattner Price, Executive Director & Co-Founder It cannot be stressed enough how important the lessons of the Holocaust are to the future of humanity. For the past six to seven generations, the Holocaust has been taught in classrooms around the country and across the globe to ensure that the world never forgets the atrocities that occurred. And yet, as time goes by and we become more...

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Butterflies Fly to Cape Cod!

Butterflies Fly to Cape Cod!


Posted By on Feb 1, 2018

Butterflies Fly to Cape Cod! By guest author Daniella Garran, Educator at Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School   I returned from NCSS in November after several days of hearing wonderful presentations from educators across the country, but what struck me most was something in the exhibit hall: The Butterfly Project. As soon as I realized what it was, I knew I had to bring it to my school. I painted my own butterfly and packed it...

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¡Viva México! Kadimatón and The Butterfly Project By Rebeca Besquin, member of The Butterfly Project’s Board of Directors   Every November, Kadimatón, a fundraiser for Kadima (an organization for people with special needs and/or handicapped) takes place at all schools within the Jewish community in Mexico City, to educate thousands of students about disabilities and diversity. Rebeca Besquin has been committed to expanding...

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Teaching Lessons from the Holocaust on Kristallnacht By Jan Landau, Co-Founder, Board Member, & Education Team Chair   On November 9, 1938, the windows of thousands of Jewish places of business were smashed and over 1,000 synagogues were burned to the ground in Germany and Austria. Many Jews were murdered and others were sent to concentration camps where they had to endure hard labor. It is believed that Kristallnacht, which...

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Bringing Heart to Indianapolis and the Heartland Film Festival By Joe Fab, director of Paper Clips and co-director of NOT The Last Butterfly   I love film festivals. Everybody who knows me knows that. And yet, I had never been to the Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis even though it’s been around for 26 years. Thanks to Cheryl Rattner–Price and former San Diegan Craig Prater, that failure has just been rectified.  ...

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