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The Children of Willesden Lane (series)

These resources provide teachers of history, literature, social studies, and music with background, lessons, and ideas for studying and discussing the book The Children of Willesden Lane. This is the true story of pianist Lisa Jura, who traveled to London through the Kindertransport to escape Nazi persecution on the eve of WWII. A Web site provides access to all the resources including video programs featuring real classrooms and documentary background on the book and its author, Lisa Jura’s daughter, Mona Golabek; information on the classrooms where lessons were filmed; a downloadable curriculum guide to help teachers build lessons around issues raised in the book; and classical musical selections that play a pivotal role in the book.

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Meet the Author: Mona Golabek
From learner.org, produced by Annenberg Media
A documentary profile of the author of The Children of Willesden Lane.  Mona Golabek talks about why she decided to write about her mother's story of faith, hope, and holding on to your dreams even in the middle of the Holocaust. She also talks about... [more]
March 22, 2011 at 11:34 PM
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Ages: 14 - 18
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A Concluding Discussion
From learner.org, produced by Annenberg Media
A high school English teacher facilitates an open-forum discussion. Students grapple with difficult issues including, how we prevent genocide from happening again, what makes a person responsible for another person, and whether we can ever stop hatre... [more]
March 25, 2011 at 12:57 AM
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Ages: 13 - 18
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What is The Children of Willesden Lane?
From learner.org, produced by Annenberg Media
Teachers and students talk about the impact of the book on them personally. (1:55) Video 2
March 22, 2011 at 11:05 PM
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Ages: 13 - 18
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A First Impression of Judaism
From learner.org, produced by Annenberg Media
A sixth-grade teacher in Memphis invites a local rabbi to share thoughts on Judaism with her students. (10:18)
March 24, 2011 at 11:56 PM
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Ages: 14 - 18
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Gaining Insight Through Poetry
From learner.org, produced by Annenberg Media
A high school English teacher in Pennsylvania uses poetry to connect The Children of Willesden Lane to themes he is exploring in his creative writing class, including the human condition, and what it feels like to be an outsider. (13:21)
March 25, 2011 at 12:28 AM
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Ages: 13 - 18
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A Structured Conversation
From learner.org, produced by Annenberg Media
A middle school language arts teacher in Massachusetts leads a conversation about The Children of Willesden Lane designed to encourage students to compare their own responses with those of others. The discussion begins to touch on what it means to be... [more]
March 25, 2011 at 12:46 AM
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Ages: 13 - 18
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Music, Love, and Survival
From learner.org, produced by Annenberg Media
A special performance by the author, weaving together her mother’s story, classical piano music that is central to that story, and family photographs. The performance is presented in six parts suitable for classroom viewing as students progress throu... [more]
March 23, 2011 at 12:15 AM
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Ages: 13 - 18
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Exploring Lisa's Music
From learner.org, produced by Annenberg Media
A high school teacher in New York brings in a music teacher to help history students appreciate the classical piano music that runs throughout The Children of Willesden Lane. (14:14)
March 25, 2011 at 12:03 AM
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Ages: 14 - 18
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Introducing the "Universe of Obligation" - High School
From learner.org, produced by Annenberg Media
In New York City, a high school history teacher asks students to discuss the reasons they sometimes choose not to act when they witness a wrong. Each student defines a personal Universe of Obligation, and the class reflects on how events like Septemb... [more]
March 24, 2011 at 11:34 PM
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Ages: 13 - 18
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Choices That Make a Difference
From learner.org, produced by Annenberg Media
A staff member from Facing History and Ourselves joins an eighth—grade teacher in Memphis to help her class understand the growing persecution of Jews in 1930s Germany, and the shrinking—yet still vitally important—set of choices they had to make. (1... [more]
March 24, 2011 at 11:48 PM
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