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Finding Home: Shine the Light
Addressing topics just as relevant today as yesterday

Hate-crimes. Persecution. Displacement. Discrimination. Genocide.
~A Powerful In-School Presentation for Next Generations~

School Tours

Ages 12 and up 7 – 12th grade
45 - 60 minutes (flexible)
Single & multiple performance rates
Price on request
Study guide and professional development session available
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DEEP Arts (Develop. Explore. Enrich. Perform.) is proud to offer a multi-arts program focusing on current social justice issues through the historical lens of the Holocaust.

The cornerstone of the Finding Home: Shine the Light presentation is a short documentary film trailer designed for school use. The trailer, which is the basis of a developing full length documentary film Finding Home, centers on the transition of the new musical Moses Man about the true story of a Holocaust survivor and that story’s collision with those of contemporary refugees. Linking them across generations by discrimination, persecution, genocide and displacement, the trailer is an introduction to past and present refugee testimonies, the growing refugee crises, and the musical creators’ engagement with notable artists whose work relates to refugees. The film trailer is accompanied by multi-media presentation and discussion by a Finding Home: Shine the Light team artist designed to be a “gateway” to understanding, tolerance, and compassion to inspire students to strive for a better world by shining a light on how easily “they” could be “us,” and instigates conversation, consideration and change.

Finding Home: Shine the Light includes:
Teaching artist introduction (with an overview of the project, its development, and partnerships with world renowned artists and organizations) and facilitated discussion.
Finding Home – a documentary film trailer encapsulating experiences from past and present survivors
Chronicling the research of how internationally renowned artists present their own experience through their art.
Study guides with curricula tie-ins and guide for classroom discussions
1. Gathering, Interpreting, and Using Evidence

  • Define and frame questions about events and the world in which we live, form hypotheses as potential answers to these questions, use evidence to answer these questions, and consider and analyze counter-hypotheses.
  • Identify, describe, and evaluate evidence about events from diverse sources (including written documents, works of art, photographs, charts and graphs, artifacts, oral traditions, and other primary and secondary sources).
  • Create meaningful and persuasive understandings of the past by fusing disparate and relevant evidence from primary and secondary sources and drawing connections to the present.

2. Comparison and Contextualization

  • Identify, compare, and evaluate multiple perspectives on a given historical experience.
  • Identify and compare similarities and differences between historical developments over time and in different geographical and cultural contexts.
  • Describe, compare, and evaluate multiple historical developments (within societies; across and between societies; in various chronological and geographical contexts).
  • Connect historical developments to specific circumstances of time and place and to broader regional, national, or global processes and draw connections to the present.

3. Civic Participation

  • Demonstrate respect for the rights of others in discussions and classroom debates; respectfully disagree with other viewpoints and provide evidence for a counter-argument.
  • Participate in activities that focus on a classroom, school, community, state, or national issue or problem.
  • Explain differing philosophies of social and political participation and the role of the individual leading to group-driven philosophies.
  • Identify, describe, and contrast the roles of the individual in opportunities for social and political participation in different societies.
  • Identify situations in which social actions are required and determine an appropriate course of action.
  • Work to influence those in positions of power to strive for extensions of freedom, social justice, and human rights.
  • Fulfill social and political responsibilities associated with citizenship in a democratic society and interdependent global community by developing awareness of and/or engaging in the political process.

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