HOT SPOT Week 2
Summer Readers: Keep Sizzlin'
Museums are full of things that make you think. In fact the word museum is derived from the Latin term “muses,” meaning “a source of inspiration,” or “to be absorbed in one’s thoughts.” The Florida Holocaust Museum is a source of inspiration. One of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, this museum is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures to appreciate the essential value of human life.
This Week's HOT SPOT Activity
Anne Frank is one of the best-known diary writers in history. The young Jewish girl detailed her life in hiding in an attic in Amsterdam during World War II, protected by a Dutch family as Nazis rounded up Jews during the Holocaust. Even in the face of evil around her, she clung to her ideals, “because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.”
The St. Petersburg Times is a good source for stories about people of all ages helping others. Each day this week, look in your edition’s regional section for local profiles of people who are “truly good at heart.” Make a list of positive characteristics for the people in the articles you find. Do you know someone who makes a difference for others? Share your stories with other students across Tampa Bay here at our Summer Times Reader Blog. Just click on the comment button below and start blogging!
If you want to participate in the Summer Reader program, go to tampabay.com/nie/summer for details on how to get started!