Bosque School is honored to be one of six NM schools to host the internationally acclaimed Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibit. Organized in NM by New Mexico Human Rights Projects (www.nmhrp.org), the exhibit has been shown in more than forty countries. It shows the impact of Nazi policy on the family of Anne Frank, the world-famous German-born diarist and WWII Holocaust victim. It shows photographs of Anne Frank’s childhood in Frankfurt and in Amsterdam and portrays the rise of the Nazis, the persecution of the Jews and, very importantly, the way the people responded against the background of the Holocaust and WWII.
Based on the concept of peer education, eight students from each of the six participating NM schools will attend a two-day NMHRP training to learn how to be tour guides in their respective schools. The guides will explain the content to their fellow students and learn to challenge them to reflect on the historical events and to make relevant connections with issues in contemporary society.
Bosque’s student docents include:
Schools hosting the exhibit:
Bosque School: January 28–February 1 (Open to students and parents during school hours; we will also host a special family and community event on Wednesday, January 30 from 5-8 pm in the Ford Library. Contact Barb Lazar with any questions about the exhibit: firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-898-6388)
New America School, Las Cruces: February 4–February 8
Menaul School: February 11–February 23
La Cueva High School: February 25–March 1
Sandia High School: March 4–March 8
East Mountain High School: March 18–March 22
New Mexico Human Rights Projects is a non-profit organization providing unique, hands-on programs that engage students intellectually and emotionally to think about the choices they make when confronted with prejudice, racism, violence, and discrimination. More information can be found atwww.nmhrp.org