Lisa Jura, a young Jewish girl growing up in Vienna, was determined to become a concert pianist. In March of 1938, her dreams were shattered when German troops took over her homeland. Separated from her parents, Lisa was one of nearly 10,000 children brought to England before World War II as part of the Kindertransport—a mission to rescue children threatened by the Nazis. We will introduce tools and resources for teaching Lisa Jura’s story in its historical context.
Our teacher's resource for The Children of Willesden Lane is designed for use with middle and high school students with a focus on Language Arts, Social Studies and Music classes.
This workshop will also prepare educators to bring their students to see the play The Pianist of Willesden Lane that is being staged by the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company as part of Neuberger Holocaust Education Week. For more information about the student performance on November 14, 2019 please call 416-932-9995 Ext 224.
In this workshop you will:
Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical, musical and literacy skills
Explore themes of the memoir and play
Learn current scholarship on the history of the Holocaust
Gain confidence in facilitating respectful classroom discussions
Learn a new way of structuring curriculum
After this workshop you will:
Become part of the Facing History Educator Network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including unit and lesson plans, study guides, and online tools
Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library
This workshop is offered in partnership with Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company, as part of The Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre.