Kindertransport (Samuels) teaching resources

Worksheets & Activities for Kindertransport by Diane Samuels

Developed by TES English, a range of teaching resources, worksheets and activities to support teaching and learning of Kindertransport by Diane Samuels. Though prepared with the AQA GCSE English Literature examinations in mind, also included are a range of activities that teachers can use and / or adapt for Controlled Assessment tasks with other awarding bodies or specifications.

1: Kindertransport - Introduction & Contents

  • Introduction and contents for teaching pack on Kindertransport by Diane Samuels.

2: Kindertransport - AQA Assessment Objectives

  • AQA GCSE English Literature, Unit 1, Section A: Exploring modern texts - Kindertransport by Diane Samuels. Assessment objective for students.

3: Pre-Reading Prediction – What Would You Do?

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities on dilemmas, to be used as an introductory lesson to Kindertransport by Diane Samuels.

4: Pre-Reading Prediction Activities – Helga & Eva

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities on the relationship between Helga and Eva in Kindertransport by Diane Samuels.

5: The Importance of Context

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities looking at the importance of social, historical and cultural context, to be used as an introductory lesson before studying Kindertransport by Diane Samuels.

6: The Kindertransport & The Holocaust – Quiz

  • Quiz on the background history on which the play Kindertransport by Diane Samuels is based.

7: Propaganda Posters

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities on propaganda, to be used as an introduction to the themes in Kindertransport by Diane Samuels.

8: Film Review - The Eternal Jew

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities on thr representation of Jews in Nazi propaganda, to be used as an introduction to the themes in Kindertransport by Diane Samuels.

9: Pre-Reading Prediction – Character List

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities on The Ratcatcher and other characters from Kindertransport by Diane Samuels.

10: Stage Directions & Meaning

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities on stage directions and meaning in Kindertransport by Diane Samuels.

11: The Opening of the Play

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities on pages 1 - 4 of Kindertransport by Diane Samuels.

12: ‘What’s an abyss, Mutti?’

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities on the use of the word abyss in Kindertransport by Diane Samuels.

13: Characters & Stage Action

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities on the characters and stage action in Kindertransport by Diane Samuels.

14: Stage Direction Types

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities on the different types of stage directions found in Kindertransport by Diane Samuels.

15: Staging & Performance

  • Worksheets and activities on the staging and performance of Kindertransport by Diane Samuels.

16: Personal Responses & Analysis

  • Teaching activities encouraging students to give personal responses to Kindertransport by Diane Samuels.

17: Motherhood & Identity

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities on Helga and Lil and the theme of motherhood and identity in Kindertransport by Diane Samuels.

18: Lil, Evelyn & Faith

  • Teaching activities on the roles of Lil, Evelyn and Faith in Kindertransport by Diane Samuels.

19: The Ratcatcher

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities on The Ratcatcher and his role in Kindertransport by Diane Samuels.

20: Monologues

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities on monologues in Kindertransport by Diane Samuels.

21: Symbolism

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities on the symbolism in Kindertransport by Diane Samuels.

22: Keeping Track – Characters & Stage Action

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities on the characters and stage action in Kindertransport by Diane Samuels.

23: Keeping Track – Characters

  • Worksheet to help students to make notes on the different characters in Kindertransport by Diane Samuels.

24: Keeping Track – Motifs

  • Teaching activities on different themes and motifs which occur in Kindertransport by Diane Samuels.

25: Keeping Track - Parent & Child Relationships

  • Teaching activities on parent and child relationships in Kindertransport by Diane Samuels.

26: Revision Activity – Character & Feeling Tension Graph: Faith’s Anger

  • Revision activities on Kindertransport by Diane Samuels. Faith’s anger.

27: Revision Activity – Evelyn Mask

  • Revision activities on Kindertransport by Diane Samuels. Exploring the character of Evelyn.

28: Revision Activity – Still Images

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and revision activities on Kindertransport by Diane Samuels. Revision of plot, theme and key dramatic moments. Culminates in a mini performance.

29: Revision Activity – Talk Show

  • Revision activities on Kindertransport by Diane Samuels. Exploring character and character feelings.

30: Revision Activity - Tension Graph

  • Revision activities on Kindertransport by Diane Samuels. Focus on key dramatic moments.

31: Revision Activity - Video & Character Collages

  • Revision activities on Kindertransport by Diane Samuels. Video and character collages.

32: Revision Activity – Kindertransport Word Train

  • Revision activities on Kindertransport by Diane Samuels. Word train.

33: Kindertransport - Support for TTV Video

  • Teaching resources, worksheets and activities to support the Teachers TV video – ‘The Kindertransport - Goodbye Home’. Kindertransport by Diane Samuels.

Teachers TV Videos

The Kindertransport – Goodbye Home

  • The story of 10,000 Jewish refugee children who studied in the UK. This moving and powerful programme tells the story of the struggle Jewish refugee children faced in the late 1930s when they were uprooted from home to avoid persecution and the forthcoming Holocaust.

Lesson Starters – The Holocaust

  • Lesson starter ideas for teaching the Holocaust. Teachers should watch programme in full for suitability before showing to their class. Six KS3 history lesson starters on the Holocaust, featuring archive footage, personal testimonies from survivors and other material.

Further Teaching Packs / Resources

Shared Experience Education Pack: Kindertransport

  • Education pack, teaching resources and activities based on Shared Experience’s production of Kindertransport by Diane Samuels. Useful introduction to the text including background and contextual material. Also included is information specific to the production, interviews with the creative team and questions & exercises for further discussion and exploratory practical work. Useful to both students of English and / or Drama & Theatre Studies.

Illustrated Holocaust Glossary

  • An introduction to key places, people and terms, the Glossary takes the reader on a “trail”. Photos and snippets of survivor testimony serve as reminders of the cost of prejudice and discrimination. Navigate to the special feature to find a gripping account of love and courage that will move and inspire. In this section, there are questions for reflection and debate.

Teaching Activity from Peace Education

  • Students make their own symbols based on what peace means to them. They also explore violent and non-violent body language and what other symbols / logos communicate.

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