“Names, Not Numbers” at BMA
BMA is honored to once again be a proud participant in the Names, Not Numbers program for our 8th grade students. Names, Not Numbers is a one of a kind curriculum which bequeaths the memories, stories, and lessons of the Holocaust to students and inspires future generations to combat anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred and intolerance. In a traditional Middle School classroom, students learn about the Holocaust through textbooks, lectures, or documentary footage of individuals they will never meet. In contrast, the “Names, Not Numbers” curriculum, which has been implemented at select Jewish day schools nationwide, transforms traditional history lessons into a lively, interactive, nontraditional program that involves individuals who have actually lived through the history being taught. The “Names, Not Numbers” curriculum combines research and lessons in video production, interviewing techniques, and film editing. The project will culminate with a professionally produced documentary that will tell the survivors’ story and capture the impactful journey of our 8th grade students. To learn more about the program click here.