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Fifth graders, left to right, Marin Peterson, Natalie Prochazka, Jacob Guenard and Mitchell Connolly stand beside their class Holocaust memorial “quilt” at Great Lakes Elementary School last week. The display capped a reading unit on World War II that grew to encompass interviews, field trips, Power Point presentations and much more. (Maria Lockwood)

Literature spurs lesson in WWII, Holocaust history

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Seeking to fuel a love of reading, Kristin Trianoski introduced her Great Lakes Elementary School fifth graders to two books set during World War II. The move led to months of learning, including a field trip to the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, local interviews, research, power point presentations and a Holocaust memorial created by the students.


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