Writing Prompts - Reva Oks

Prompt 1

Please watch the film of Reva Oks as she discusses her experiences during the war. Determine one central idea from the film and write an essay that both summarizes and analyzes how that central idea is developed over the course of the video, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details. Cite strong and thorough evidence from the film to support your analysis.

Prompt 2

Write an essay comparing and contrasting the experiences of Reva Oks and Esther Loeb who were both survivors of Siberian forced labor camps. Analyze the similarities and differences between their stories. Draw evidence from the films and transcripts to support your information and be sure to cite strong and thorough evidence from both sources to support your argument.