More good blogging news from Battle Creek, MI. The local Battle Creek Enquirer did a nice article about how the Gerda Weissmann Klein blog is connecting both students and senior citizens who will have the opportunity to hear this extraordinary Holocaust survivor on April 16 in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Phyllis Rice, Chris LeFils and Esther Smith have been discussing Klein’s 1957 book, “All But My Life,” on an online blog with high school students.
“Part of the goal of the class, which is about the Holocaust and World War II, is to understand where people of different generations are coming from,” said Scott Durham, a Lakeview High School government teacher. “It’s like an online book club.”
There is also a video clip about blogging in Lakeview HS teacher Scott
Durham’s room at http://battlecreekenquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070327/VIDEO/70326009/1002/NEWS01
My colleague and UNT cohort member Dr. Margaret Lincoln also reports that they had requests from over 3400 students from all over the state of Michigan to attend Gerda Klein’s talk in Battle Creek on April 16 but the W.K. Kellogg Auditorium can only accommodate 1900. In response to this demand, Merit Network, in collaboration with Internet2, Battle Creek Public Schools, Lakeview School District, Calhoun Intermediate School District, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the Klein Foundation are making the Internet/Internet2 broadcast stream available free of charge.