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Writing Assignments

Assignment 1: A friendly letter from leader

Prompt: Using the voice of Elie Wiesel, draft a friendly letter to teachers, explaining why it is important that they include Holocaust education into their curriculums. The letter should be no less and no more than one page in length. It should be typed, single spaced, and in friendly letter format. DUE January 6th.

Assignment 2: An op-ed piece

Prompt: Write an opinion/editorial piece expressing your opinion about any of the issues brought up in Elie Wiesel’s speeches or writings so far. DUE January 13th.


Assignment 3: A critical essay (timed writing)

Prompt: This essay will be an in class timed writing. The topic will be given on that day. Friday, January 17th.


Assignment 4: A research essay you develop, including a research plan.

Prompt: Students should study the Holocaust and then, in an essay of no more than 1,200 words: (a) analyze why it is vital that the remembrance, history and lessons of the Holocaust be passed on to a new generation; and (b) suggest what young people can do to combat and prevent prejudice, discrimination and violence in our world today. Your essay may have a theme that addresses one or two aspects of the Holocaust, or may be a broad overview. It is important that your essay exhibit your research skills as well as your creativity.

This essay will include a research plan that you will deliver to me in the form of a proposal. Reseach plans are DUE January 22nd!

The final essay will be typed, double spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman font and will include a Works Cited page. 1,200 words or less.



Research Proposal Template

Here is a template for the research proposal.


Leadership As a Catalyst for Change Assignment


Our Leader of study:

Elie Wiesel


Reading Assignments:

 Great Leaders Grow Deep Roots

 “Elie Wiesel.” Encyclopedia Article.

 Night by Elie Wiesel

 Nobel Prize Speech” by Elie Wiesel


Writing Assignments:

Assignment 1: A friendly letter from leader, DUE JANUARY 6th

Assignment 2: An op-ed piece, DUE JANUARY 13th

Assignment 3: A critical essay (timed writing),  IN CLASS JANUARY 17th

Assignment 4: A research essay you develop, including a research plan, RESEARCH PROPOSAL DUE JANUARY 22nd, FINAL ESSAY DUE FEBRUARY 28th!






Research Proposal Format

Research Proposal Shall Include:




Project Proposal


Mr. Garcia

Working Title

Research Question (s):

Example: Why is it important that students learn about the Holocaust


Example: It is important for students to learn about the Holocaust so history does not repeat itself, so they can become better citizens, and so they can become more tolerant as human beings.


Sample works/Primary Sources to be Examined:

Here you will list all sources you plan to cite or reference in your paper. These should be in MLA format as they would appear on your Works Cited page.


Explanation of what you hope to prove/accomplish in this paper:

Explain the big ideas. What do you hope to accomplish in this paper?




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