Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

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Teaching The Children of Willesden Lane
Resources to help you teach the book in middle schools and high schools

Chapters 9–12

Additional Resources

In Print

Block, Gay, & Drucker, Malka.  Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust. Teaneck, NJ: Holmes and Meier, 1992. ISBN: 0841913234

A series of 49 personal reminiscences of non-Jewish citizens in various European nations who risked their lives to hide Jews from the Nazi horror.

Power, Samantha. “A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2003. ISBN: 0060541644

An uncompromising examination of 20th-century acts of genocide and U.S responses to them.

Rittner, Carol, & Myers, Sondra. The Courage to Care: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust. New York University Press, 1986.  ISBN: 0814774067

Personal testimonies of rescuers and survivors, which recount some of the heroic activities of non-Jews on behalf of Jews in various European countries during the Holocaust.

On Video

America and the Holocaust
WGBH Boston, 81 minutes. ASIN: B0006VXMI0

The first 20 minutes of this video provide information on the Wagner-Rogers Bill and Americans’ response to the bill. See Web link below.

Unlikely Heroes
Koch Lorber Films, 2003. ASIN: B00073K80W

A video highlighting seven previously unknown stories of extraordinary men and women who exemplified the highest levels of courage and human dignity during the most desperate days of the Holocaust.

On the Web

PBS: America and the Holocaust

A site supporting the use of the PBS film America and the Holocaust in the classroom, including special features, timelines, maps, information on people and events, and a teachers guide.

Milken Family Foundation
Spotlight: Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Story

Student research on the life of Irena Sendler, a woman who saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II.

Ridgeway Middle School


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