Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

This is a discussion on Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project within the Bob & Terry's Place forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I thought I would share something I have been reading lately. Very interesting (to me) and I thought it appropriate for Christmas. Hope you research, ...

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    Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

    I thought I would share something I have been reading lately. Very interesting (to me) and I thought it appropriate for Christmas. Hope you research, and enjoy it.

    Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

    Students from rural Kansas discover a Catholic woman who saved Jewish children. Few had heard of Irena Sendlerowa in 1999. Now after 250 presentations of Life in a Jar, a web site with huge usage and world-wide media attention, Irena is known to the world. How did this beautiful story develop? Read below for the answers.

    In the fall of 1999, a rural Kansas teacher encouraged four students to work on a year-long National History Day project which would, among other things, extend the boundaries of the classroom to families in the community, contribute to history learning, teach respect and tolerance, and meet our classroom motto, “He who changes one person, changes the world entire.”

    Three ninth graders, Megan Stewart, Elizabeth Cambers, and Jessica Shelton, and an eleventh grader, Sabrina Coons, accepted the challenge and decided to enter their project in the National History Day program (Eventually a number of other male and female students were added to the project). The teacher showed them a short clipping from a March 1994 issue of News and World Report, which said, "Irena Sendler saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942-43." He told the girls the article might be a typographical error, since he had not heard of this woman or story. The students began their research and looked for primary and secondary sources throughout the year.
    ...he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. Luke 22:36
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    Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project www.irenasendler.com


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    Thanks, Brady! Incredible story! Conspiracy of goodness...
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