Threads, the book
I wrote this book as part of my 2011 Fund For Teachers (FFT) grant.
I tried to honor the Upstanders, their families, and their memories. The last page has a more detailed story about each Upstander.
Threads is currently displayed in a few different ways for your convenience. I have included individual pages, both as PDFs as well as JPGs, so that you can choose to use only the pages that fit your needs. I have included a book version (PDF) that allows you to use the arrows to navigate through the pages. There is also one PDF document that contains all of the pages, so you can simply scroll to read it.
The continued dialogue
Please continue to use this website to begin a dialogue about how to make the choice to be an Upstander.
I am constantly trying to forge new relationships with leading professionals, and I want to offer as many resources as possible.
I also want to provide some of the resources I have developed for the classroom. I have a page dedicated to such pedagogical resources, and will continue to provide resources as I find they are successful in my own classroom.
My blog about my studies and the Fund for Teachers newsletter
In 2010, I participated in the Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Teachers' Program. An Upstander, Vladka Meed, began the program to help educators learn more about the Holocaust.
It was from this experience in 2010 that I drew inspiration from my 2011 Fund For Teacher Grant.
My 2014 grant's blog can be found on the left hand side of this page. It's the third link.
I blogged about my experiences in 2011 and 2010:
Fund For Teachers included me in their Holiday newsletter.
Respecting the Individual
Thank you for taking the time to respect the individual and learn about a few of the many Upstanders in a very specific historical period.
As an educator of the middle grades, I find it extremely important to maintain a dialogue with my students about the need to respect the individual.