David Smith and Sandra Roberts started a Holocaust education program and held the first class in the fall of Soon the students were overwhelmed with the massive scale of the Holocaust and asked Mrs.
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Most letters contain a story or a dedication of the attached paper clips Paper clips movie a certain person. Students created a website and sent out letters to friends, family and celebrities.
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The trial upheld a statute which outlawed teaching any theory that denies the Divine Creation. Paper clips[ edit ] Paper clips were chosen in part because Norwegians wore them on their lapels as a symbol of resistance against Nazi occupation during World War II.
Hooper responded that they could if they could find something that related to the Holocaust or to World War II. At first the project went slowly, as it did not gain much publicity. The monument was uncovered on the anniversary of the KristallnachtNovember 9, About half of the students at the middle school qualify for the free lunch programwhich is a benefit for lower-income American school children.
Hooper, principal of Whitwell Middle School in Whitwell, Tennessee, asked Assistant Principal David Smith to find a voluntary after-school project to teach the children about tolerance. Some of these stories are shared in the film.
Norwegian Johan Vaaler is often credited with the invention of a progenitor of the modern paper clip. Hooper if they could collect something to represent the lives that were exterminated during the Holocaust.
A sculpture designed by an artist from Ooltewah, Tennessee stands next to the car, memorializing the 1. Through Internet research, the students discovered that Johan Vaalera Norwegian, designed a loop of metal, and the Norwegians wore paperclips on their lapels during World War II as a silent protest against Nazi occupation.
City of Whitwell[ edit ] Almost all observers note the unexpected location of the project. Some celebrities, like George W. About 40 miles away is the Rhea County Courthouse, where, ina teacher was convicted for teaching evolution during the Scopes "Monkey" Trial.
The project began to snowball after it received attention from Peter and Dagmar Schroeder, journalists who were born in Germany during World War II and who covered the White House for German newspapers.Paper Clips Project Paper Clips the Film Paper Clips is the moving and inspiring documentary film that captures how these students responded to lessons about the Holocaust-with a promise to honor every lost soul by collecting one paper clip for each individual exterminated by the Nazis.
Aug 04, · Watch video · Whitwell Middle School in rural Tennessee is the setting for this documentary about an extraordinary experiment in Holocaust education. Struggling to grasp the concept of six-million Holocaust victims, the students decide to collect six-million paper clips to better understand the extent of this crime against humanity/10(K).
Paper Clips is a documentary film written and produced by Joe Fab, and directed by Elliot Berlin and Joe Fab, about the Paper Clips Project, in which a middle school class tries to collect 6 million paper clips to represent the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis.
Feb 24, · The project started slowly, with a clip here and a clip there, and 50, from one donor, and then the Washington Post and Tom Brokaw got on the story and by the time Whitwell's third group of eighth graders were running the project, they had 29 million paper clips.3/5.
Paper Clips is an ordinary documentary chronicling the extraordinary efforts of a small Southern town in Tennessee. Though stylistically it is not impressive, the story is moving enough to keep 72%(53). and movie stars sent paper clips, and Holocaust survivors traveled to the town to meet the students, and were greeted with tremendous showings of love and respect.
Eventually this tiny town created a permanent and impressive memorial to not only the 6 million Jews who/5().Download