Process

Become familiar with some of the ways in which victims of wars have been honored in the past, including here in Miami.

You may want to examine these websites in order to see how other groups have been honored:

http://www.holocaustmmb.org/

http://www.ushmm.org/

http://thewall-usa.com/

http://www.jdcc.org/mayjun/art1.htm

Remember, it does not have to be an elaborate memorial. It just needs to convey the message that the group mattered, and educated people about who they were, what they went through, and why they should be remembered. It does not even have to be a permanent exhibit, but can correlate with another exhibit already in existence.

The next step is to learn as much as you can about your group. I have already provided you with resources in class, but you may also want to locate books, and internet sources that would also help.

Links and other resources:

http://www.holocaustforgotten.com/ 

http://fcit.coedu.usf.edu/holocaust/people/victims.htm 

http://fcit.coedu.usf.edu/holocaust/people/victroma.htm 

http://www.remember.org/forgotten/ 

http://history1900s.about.com/cs/forgottenvictims/ 

http://www.uca.edu/divisions/academic/history/cahr/holocaust.htm

You may want to divide yourselves into sections, for example-some may want to handle the research, while others create the memorial.

Write a list of aspects of the group that are worth celebrating. Also, create a one-page history of the group that will serve as an introduction for your group. The one-page history must be turned in.

Generate ideas for your design. You may first want to list the different types of memorial structures that you are interested in creating. Evaluate the pros and cons of each. Select the most feasible idea. Then, select a person that will draw the creation (or create a model), labeling each important aspect. Also, there must be a one-page report explaining why are selecting this design, how it will be created and where it should be located, the message that it will convey, and how you plan on conveying the message. The drawing (or model) and design plan must also be turned in.

Finally, create a brochure or speech that visitors will take with them or hear. It should explain the who, what, where, when, and why they were victimized. Readers or listeners should walk away educated about the group. That will also need to be turned in.

What Do You Need To Turn In?

A one-page history of the group must be turned in. It needs to be typed, Times New Roman 12 pt, and single spaced. It also needs a cover page with your group's information, and a bibliography. The cover page and bibliography do not count as part of the one-page report.

The drawing (or model) and design plan must also be turned in. The drawing must be at least 11" by 17". If you are doing a model, it should be at least the size of a standard shoe box. It needs to be neat, easy to understand, creative, and moving.

Finally, create a brochure or speech that visitors will take with them or hear. It should explain the who, what, where, when, and why they were victimized. Readers or listeners should walk away educated about the group. That will also need to be turned in.