"We must not see any person as an abstraction.
Instead, we must see in every person a universe with its own secrets,
with its own treasures, with its own sources of anguish,
and with some measure of triumph."

- Elie Wiesel from The Nazi Doctors and the Nuremberg Code

 

Full disclosure: I don't like Prezi. I use it, but I don't like it.

WHY don't I like it? Because it is -- mostly --a souped up technolecture.

So WHY do I USE it? Because, if used well, it is non-linear. Prezi allows an idea to be explored in three dimension. And, let's face it, ideas and thoughts are not linear and some are deeper than others.

 

This is an exercise about connecting ideas and examining the connections between them,
so, for this exercise, you will make a Prezi and use it for what it does well.

 

At the top of this page is a statement by author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. Read it closely; his message reverberates through what we have been considering since, frankly, August 25.

Can you see how?

Use Prezi to make explicit the ways and reasons Wiesel's sentiment is timeless. Your presentation must:

* Possible Texts include: Chimamanda Adichie's TED Talk, "Where I'm From,"  Henry IV, Part 1, the Declaration of Independence, the Adams' correspondence, Howard Zinn and Edumnd Morgan, the Longfish painting, the Adrian C. Louis poem, Alexie's article and novel, John Stewart's interview with Bryan Stevenson