Kindertransport: Cultural Comparison of Urban Areas

Lesson Plan Content
In this lesson students will read portions of a novel, The Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen. They will then apply the elements of culture to get a better understanding of life in urban European cities during WWII. They will become experts on one city and will share the information with their peers in order to create a comparison between two European urban environments: London and Vienna. This lesson contains strategies for diverse learners (Els)
Suzanne Buffington
Grade Range: 
High School
3 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
2: Places and Regions
4: Human Systems
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
6: How culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions