Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
The Children of Willesden Lane opens a window onto Jewish religion, culture, and history, which may be unfamiliar to students. Teachers who want to help students understand more about Judaism can use the glossaries on this Web site and in the curriculum guide (page 23), and some of the additional resources available from this page. In addition, inviting a Jewish member of the community to talk about his or her religion is an excellent way to give students a more personal and nuanced perspective.
In the video, teacher Sheila Huntley invites Rabbi Meir Feldman to share some background on Judaism with her sixth-grade students before they begin reading The Children of Willesden Lane. Prior to this session students had learned about the Holocaust and its roots, but few had ever met a Jewish person. In the session:
|Teachers:||Sheila Huntley with Rabbi Meir Feldman|