Session 9: Honored
Suggested Week of Use: January 26, 2020
Core Passage: Deuteronomy 4:1-9
News Story Summary
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb recently declared January 27, 2020, as Eva Education Day in his state. The day honors Indiana resident Eva Kor, a holocaust survivor who dedicated her life to telling people about her experiences at the Auschwitz concentration camp, where she endured medical experiments led by Dr. Josef Mengele. She passed away in 2019 while on a trip to Poland to lead an educational tour of Auschwitz. January 27, 2020, also marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
As a part of the celebration, every public school middle school and high school principal in Indiana will receive an Eva Education Toolkit, which contains a DVD of her story, discussion guides for classroom use, and a book written by Kor.
(For more on this story, search the Internet using the term “Indiana governor declares Eva Education Day.”)
To replace the Discuss idea under Focus Attention, place people into teams as they arrive. Direct each team to create a list of ways to honor a person. After most have arrived, invite teams to share their lists. Share the summary of Eva Education Day.
Ask: What does it mean to honor a person? What is the difference between giving lip service and true respect? How can a person tell the difference? Complete the step as written.
Summarize and Challenge
To supplement the Review idea under Summarize and Challenge, remind the group about the Eva Education Day. Ask: How does conducting such a day encourage others to share their story as well? Complete the step as written