Created in 2014, this new blog is connected to Deakin’s history unit AIH264 The Holocaust. It features several components, but its primary function is to showcase work produced by students. For their main assignment in AIH264, students are set the challenge of conducting independent research on a chosen topic relating to the Holocaust and then producing a five-minute audio-visual presentation. The various platforms used are iMovie, Final Cut Pro, PowToon, and Prezi.
AIH264 attracts over 300 students annually, so the presentations featured here represent a small sample of the kind of student work being produced in the unit.
Three criteria were set for choosing what clips would be published on the blog:
excellence (overall quality of work);
creativity (presentation of work); and
originality (approach to addressing the chosen topic).
This blog was designed not only to provide Deakin history students with an opportunity to publicly showcase their work but, moreover, to serve as a stimulating and informative educational resource for school students and others interested in learning about the Holocaust all around the world.
Please click on the “Student Work” tab to access the presentations and make comments.
A forum for further expressions on the Holocaust in general is available through the “Holocaust Forum” tab.
– Dr Tony Joel, Unit Chair AIH264 The Holocaust