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For the Teacher…
welcome you and your students to Far from Hitler: The Scattergood Hostel
for European Refugees, 1939-43.
To enrich your experience we have prepared activities for elementary students that may be completed
before or after viewing the exhibit.
is an inquiry activity designed to help students develop questions that
would prepare them for their visit to the exhibit.
As a follow-up activity teachers might review the students’ responses in a large group discussion after visiting the exhibit.
SCATTERGOOD HOSTEL EXHIBIT
activity will be completed during the visit to
Far from Hitler.
Upon entering the exhibit, students will receive a partially
completed “journal” which they will fill in with details about life at
Scattergood Hostel gleaned from the photographs, artifacts and text panels.
Students should review a copy of the “journal” entry (below).
They will be looking throughout the exhibition for examples of things
they can find to complete the journal entry.
Upon returning to class students will use the information they
collect in their journals to write a fictitious letter about life at
Scattergood highlighting significant points.
Today I woke up at . After breakfast every day everyone gathers for
. This is a quiet time. Then it is time for . This
week I have been assigned the job of . Everyone works until
After a time of rest,
are held. Today
class and a time of . After the supper meal, we will have a .
Today is birthday. We will have and
We have several pets at Scattergood. My favorite pet is a ,
It’s name is . I have made a new friend. Her/His name is
. Their family is from .
school will start. I will
attend school in
I will ride a yellow . I am excited to meet new friends.
We have been at Scattergood for weeks. My Father is looking for a job.
Soon he will find work and we will leave Scattergood. I will miss Scattergood. My
favorite things about Scattergood are
is time for bed. Everyone is
always ready for lights out at
I will write about our trip to
designed by Jane Bryant, instructor in the Iowa City School District