The White Rose in Singapore
The White Rose Project was recently contacted by two 8th-grade students at the Singapore American School. They had been learning about the White Rose resistance group and, having read The White Rose: Reading, Writing, Resistance (2019), they got in touch to discuss some of the questions they had about the resistance group and their legacy. They created a project for National History Day, an annual project-based contest for students in grades 6-12. The project has an annual theme. This year it is ‘Breaking Barriers in History’. One of the participants, Ashley, writes:
Our project is about how the White Rose group broke political barriers in history. Through our exhibit, we strive to communicate how the White Rose, by distributing a series of leaflets, broke political barriers in the 1940s. In our process of making this exhibit, we learned how the White Rose’s efforts created an impact on Germany today. We aspire to share our learning through the use of quotes, interviews, and photos. Our perspectives had changed a lot during our process of making this exhibit. We hope that the White Rose’s story can inspire youths and activists to speak up about what they believe in.
We were delighted to be able to help out and very much enjoyed seeing a photograph of the final exhibition!