Pre-visit lessons

Lesson plans, resources and guidance to help you to prepare for your visit.

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These lessons address the importance of pupils knowing and recognising the importance of their own identity, and reflecting on the nature of effective communities. In appreciating the significance of unique and diverse identities, and the aspects of strong communities, pupils who visit the Journey exhibition are able to reflect on the absent values which contributed to the experiences of Leo. The final lesson begins to examine the historical context of Leo’s experiences. In establishing the social and political context of Germany in 1938 in an age-appropriate way, pupils are able to ‘place’ Leo. Subject specific overviews and information on artefacts are provided on our website to support teachers. This level of detail is designed to help teachers, rather than to be shared with pupils- obviously their level of learning will be age-appropriate. Teachers are very warmly encouraged to discuss with educators during their visit any aspect which they would like to be further drawn out with pupils while in the Journey exhibition.  

Lesson 1

Pre-Visit_Lesson_Plan_1.pdf

Pre_Visit_Powerpoint_Lesson_1.pptx

Pre-Visit_Lesson_1_-_What_Makes_You_You.pdf

Pre-Visit_Lesson_1_-What_Would_You_Do_If....pdf

Pre-Visit_Lesson_1_-_Mini_Me_Activity.pdf

Pre-Visit_Lesson_1_-_Identity_Graph.pdf

Lesson 2

Pre-Visit_Lesson_Plan_2.pdf

Pre_Visit_Powerpoint_Lesson_2.pptx

Pre-Visit_Lesson_2-__Foot.pdf

Pre-Visit_Lesson_2_-_Foot_Orange.pdf

Pre-Visit_Lesson_2_-_Foot_Green.pdf

Lesson 3

Pre-Visit_Lesson_Plan_3.pdf

Pre_Visit_Powerpoint_Lesson_3.pptx

Pre-Visit_Lesson_3_-_Worksheet_-_Who_is_Leo.pdf

Pre-Visit_Lesson_3_-_Objects.pdf

Post-Visit lessons

Lesson plans and resources for teachers following the visit to the Centre.

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It is hoped that, in reflecting on the narrative of Leo, and the testimony shared by a survivor of the Holocaust, that pupils will have much to reflect on and discuss when they return to the classroom. Teachers may wish to further develop the learning of pupils through literacy-based activities; activities which address the importance of remembering and memorial or contemporary questions which may be raised- such as the treatment of refugees or the existence of prejudice today. The first lesson we provide, the Journey of Joan Salter, addresses a different journey of survival than the experience of the Kindertransport. The second, How can prejudice change a life, encourages pupils to reflect the choices of many individuals whose actions impacted on the early life of Bob Norton- and what is learned about the importance of acceptance and respect for others today.

Lesson 1

Post-Visit_Lesson_Plan_1.pdf

Post_visit_lesson_1_-_powerpoint.pptx

Post_visit_lesson_1_-_Worksheet_1.pdf

Post_visit_lesson_1_-_Worksheet_2.pdf

Lesson 2

Post-Visit_Lesson_Plan_2.pdf

Post_Visit_Powerpoint_Lesson_2.pptx

Lesson_2_Bob_Norton_Quotes.pdf

Post_visit_lesson_2_-_opinion_line.pdf

Extra guidance for primary Holocaust education:

Guidance_for_teachers_visiting_the_Journey_Exhibition.pdf