Big Sonia is currently streaming on PBS – https://www.pbs.org/show/big-sonia/. Watch it now and bring this powerful film to your classroom!
Lesson 1: An Introduction to the Holocaust in Poland (Social Studies)
Lesson 2: Getting to Know the Real Sonia (English Language Arts, Film Literacy)
Lesson 3: Learning from the Past: An Oral History Assignment (Social Studies, English Language Arts)
Lesson 4: Viewing a Documentary Film (Social Studies, Film Literacy)
Lesson 5: Maladaptive Stress Response and Intergenerational Trauma (Psychology, Human Development)
The Glossary of Film Terms linked below is a valuable resource to use with the Film Literacy lessons that are part of this curriculum guide.
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Journeys in Film supports the Sustainable Development Goals.
This curriculum guide connects to the following United Nations SDGs. Learn more about teaching with SDGs:https://en.unesco.org/themes/education/sdgs/material.
Big Sonia is one of six free resources in our library that feature Primary Source learning opportunities. Read this article about Teaching with Primary Sources Through Film: https://journeysinfilm.org/articles/teaching-with-primary-sources-through-film/.
Additionally, we also recently featured this film in the “news” section of our website announcing the films availability on PBS through 2025: https://journeysinfilm.org/news/big-sonia-now-available-on-pbs-through-2025/.