Paper Clips

Submitted By Michaelchristman
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Paper Clips

A simple high school Holocaust lesson turned into something much bigger, something that changed the lives of many people for the better. In the town of Whitwell, Tennessee a principal of a local middle school decided to come up with a project for tolerance of adversity.
This video was very educating because it shows how a school project got children involved in understanding the fate of millions of Jews and other that died during WWII because of Hitler's actions. I feel that "Paper Clips" should be watched in all schools as it clearly shows how hate and prejudice is so wrong in this society, and in the world. Whitwell Middle School's principal, Linda Hooper, tells us about the town's history and racial make­up. Whitwell is basically a white lower middle class community. This town could be the perfect place where prejudice could happen because of their lack of diversity. But thanks to this project, an enormous amount of awareness was brought upon not only the town of Whitwell, but many worldwide. It's a credit to the teachers and the young students that got involved in the project to come to the realization about the horrible fate the Jews suffered during a period of modern history that shouldn't have happened. By collecting paper clips, a Norwegian symbol about their opposition of the senseless killings, the children get an education about something most hadn't been exposed to. White house correspondents helped to set up…