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Holocaust exhibit from Alpena High kids to go on display at Besser Museum

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A holocaust exhibit that was constructed by 100 freshman students at Alpena High School is going on display at the Besser Museum for northeast Michigan.

Students read “We Fought Back Teen Resisters of the Holocaust” in their American Perspectives class, and were interested in creating an exhibit based on themes from the book.

They then worked with museum officials who were happy to display their exhibit.

Christine Witulski, Executive Director of the museum, visited the student’s project based learning classroom and walked away impressed. “I was completely blown away at the work produced by these freshmen students,” said Witulski. “…I was impressed with how the students themselves were able to work in their small teams and create a well thought out exhibit panel and 3D models; and how each team presented their project to the class and took constructive feedback from both their peers and visiting professionals.”

A date to launch the exhibit with a public open house reception in honor of the students is still in the works. The exhibit will be on display through August.