Mr. Voley introduced the class to the book Night by Elie Wiesel and the movie Schindler’s List, a film by Steven Spielberg. The book Night is the author’s story of survival, and takes the reader through his challenges in a concentration camp. The movie Schindler’s list is a true story of enigmatic Oskar Schindler: a member of the Nazi party, womanizer, and a war profiteer who saves the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the holocaust.
After reading and watching, the world history class was assigned to write a story that placed us in a similar situation as Elie Wiesel. The class has showed that when putting themselves in a situation, their writing comes alive. When the class starts to write, Mr. Voley plays calm music to put us in the mood to write. I’ve noticed that when my classmates fall into the trance, the room is filled with the sound of fingers hitting the keys on a keyboard. The noise drives me out of my writing mood and sometimes gives me writer’s block, but I still fight through it and achieve what I need to get done. Mr. Voley said, “Before school ends I would like to try to get Elie Wiesel to come visit us.”