Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
History is made not just by leaders but by everyday people making everyday choices. This idea is key to understanding the historical context in which The Children of Willesden Lane takes place. Students reading the book are challenged to think about situations where free will is denied, and about being forced to make choices they would previously have thought unimaginable.
In the video, Facing History and Ourselves staff member Steve Becton joins teacher Nancy Parrish to help students understand the mounting persecution of Jews in Germany and Austria in the 1930s, and the shrinking—yet still vitally important—choices they had to make. Nancy’s eighth-grade history students have completed basic Facing History activities about their own identities, read through Chapter 3 of The Children of Willesden Lane, and learned about Kristallnacht and the events that led up to it.
|Teachers:||Nancy Parrish |
with Steve Becton