The Boy on the Wooden Box

The Boy on the Wooden Box
Author: Leon Leyson,Marilyn J. Harran,Elisabeth B. Leyson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-08-27
ISBN: 1442497815
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy on the Wooden Box Book Excerpt:

Traces the story of Holocaust survivor Leon Leyson, who was the youngest child in his family and possibly the youngest of the hundreds of Jews rescued by Oskar Schindler.

The Boy on the Wooden Box

The Boy on the Wooden Box
Author: Leon Leyson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-08-15
ISBN: 9780606360975
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy on the Wooden Box Book Excerpt:

For use in schools and libraries only. Much like The Boy In the Striped Pajamas or The Book Thief," this remarkable memoir from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler's list, "brings to readers a story of bravery and the fight for a chance to live" (VOYA). This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler's list child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance, and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the demonic Amon Goeth, commandant of Plaszow, the concentration camp outside Krakow. Ultimately, it was the generosity and cunning of one man, Oskar Schindler, who saved Leon Leyson's life, and the lives of his mother, his father, and two of his four siblings, by adding their names to his list of workers in his factory-a list that became world renowned: Schindler's list. Told with an abundance of dignity and a remarkable lack of rancor and venom, The Boy on the Wooden Box is a legacy of hope, a memoir unlike anything you've ever read.

The Boy on the Wooden Box

The Boy on the Wooden Box
Author: Leon Leyson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-08-27
ISBN: 1442497831
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy on the Wooden Box Book Excerpt:

“Much like The Boy In the Striped Pajamas or The Book Thief,” this remarkable memoir from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler’s list, “brings to readers a story of bravery and the fight for a chance to live” (VOYA). This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler’s list child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance, and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the demonic Amon Goeth, commandant of Plaszow, the concentration camp outside Krakow. Ultimately, it was the generosity and cunning of one man, Oskar Schindler, who saved Leon Leyson’s life, and the lives of his mother, his father, and two of his four siblings, by adding their names to his list of workers in his factory—a list that became world renowned: Schindler’s list. Told with an abundance of dignity and a remarkable lack of rancor and venom, The Boy on the Wooden Box is a legacy of hope, a memoir unlike anything you’ve ever read.

Text Sets

Text Sets
Author: Joanne Kilgour Dowdy,Rachael Fleischaker
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2018-07-17
ISBN: 9004368329
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Text Sets Book Excerpt:

Written by educators from diverse experiences, Text Sets: Multimodal Learning for Multicultural Students provides ready-to-use multicultural text sets complete with annotations, instructional activities, and multimedia tools, as well as a framework for building and using new sets.

Holocaust Cinema Complete

Holocaust Cinema Complete
Author: Rich Brownstein
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2021-09-17
ISBN: 1476641927
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holocaust Cinema Complete Book Excerpt:

Holocaust movies have become an important segment of world cinema and the de-facto Holocaust education for many. One quarter of all American-produced Holocaust-related feature films have won or been nominated for at least one Oscar. In fact, from 1945 through 1991, half of all American Holocaust features were nominated. Yet most Holocaust movies have fallen through the cracks and few have been commercially successful. This book explores these trends--and many others--with a comprehensive guide to hundreds of films and made-for-television movies. From Anne Frank to Schindler's List to Jojo Rabbit, more than 400 films are examined from a range of perspectives--historical, chronological, thematic, sociological, geographical and individual. The filmmakers are contextualized, including Charlie Chaplin, Sidney Lumet, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino and Roman Polanski. Recommendations and reviews of the 50 best Holocaust films are included, along with an educational guide, a detailed listing of all films covered and a four-part index-glossary.

Adolf Eichmann

Adolf Eichmann
Author: Beverly Oshiro,Ruth Sachs
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2015-12-15
ISBN: 1499462476
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adolf Eichmann Book Excerpt:

This biography of one of the key figures of the Jewish Holocaust is important for understanding the details that led to one of the most grisly periods of human history, as well as for those looking to bear witness to the Holocaust. The biography details Eichmann’s life as a young man, how he moved up the ranks within the Nazi regime, and his eventual self-exile to Argentina, where he hid until he was discovered and brought to trial for his crimes. The book includes historical photographs and primary source documents.

Linking Picture Book Biographies to National Content Standards 200 Lives to Explore

Linking Picture Book Biographies to National Content Standards  200  Lives to Explore
Author: Liz Deskins,Christina H. Dorr
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2015-11-23
ISBN: 1440835241
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Linking Picture Book Biographies to National Content Standards 200 Lives to Explore Book Excerpt:

Presenting beautifully illustrated picture book biographies, this book pairs narrative nonfiction biographies rich in language and illustrations with national content standards in the social studies, science, and the arts. • Provides more than 100 picture book biographies (primarily from 2010 to the present) that offer the newest in engaging literature • Supplies lessons and units of instruction—including technology and web tools—that can be used to teach collaboratively with content area teachers • Links directly to national content area standards to ensure rigorous teaching • Provides clear evidence of the value of using higher-level picture books with middle grade students • Lends the unique perspective of authors who hold graduate degrees in children's literature, have been book reviewers for many years, have presented at state and national conferences on children's literature, and possess extensive experience with review committees of children's resources at the state and national levels on the subject of determining the quality of books for children

Keep It R E A L

Keep It R E A L
Author: Mary Amanda Stewart
Publsiher: Teachers College Press
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2017-11-03
ISBN: 0807758701
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Keep It R E A L Book Excerpt:

This book introduces a set of pedagogical practices designed to assist adolescent English learners in developing their English skills in a way that honors and leverages their native languages and cultures. Responding to the linguistic and educational diversity of adolescents, the R.E.A.L. (Relevant, Engaging, and Affirming Literacy) method offers teachers a range of scalable activities, reading lists, and other resources, along with numerous suggestions on how to adapt them for students’ particular needs. By sharing experiences from actual secondary English classes, Stewart presents diverse learners making meaningful connections to texts and responding through writing, speaking, and other artistic means. These students are developing high levels of literacy, English language skills, and even biliteracy through R.E.A.L. instruction that all English teachers can use. Book Features: Shows educators how to effectively engage middle and high school students through reading and responding to literature. Provides creative solutions for centering students’ needs and interests within standards and other curricular restraints. Brings together theory from reader response, second language acquisition, and bilingual research. Written for all English language arts teachers and for all levels of adolescent ELs—beginners to advanced students. Considers ELs’ full literacy development in all of their languages, not just English.

Reading Challenging Texts

Reading Challenging Texts
Author: James S. Chisholm,Kathryn F. Whitmore
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2017-12-14
ISBN: 1351673017
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Challenging Texts Book Excerpt:

CO-PUBLISHED BY ROUTLEDGE AND THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH Bringing together arts-integrated approaches, literacy learning, and classroom-based research, this book explores ways upper elementary, middle, and high school teachers can engage their students physically, cognitively, and emotionally in deep reading of challenging texts. With a focus on teaching about the Holocaust and Anne Frank’s diary—part of the U.S. middle school literary canon—the authors present the concept of layering literacies as an essential means for conceptualizing how seeing the text, being the text, and feeling the text invite adolescents to learn about difficult and uncomfortable literature and subjects in relation to their contemporary lives. Offering a timely perspective on arts education advocacy, Chisholm and Whitmore demonstrate the vital need to teach through different modalities in order to strengthen students’ connections to literature, their schools, and communities. Accessible strategies are illustrated and resources are recommended for teachers to draw on as they design arts-based instruction for their students’ learning with challenging texts.

Reading the World s Stories

Reading the World s Stories
Author: Annette Y. Goldsmith,Theo Heras,Susan Corapi
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2016-08-11
ISBN: 1442270861
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the World s Stories Book Excerpt:

Reading the World’s Stories is volume 5 in the Bridges to Understanding series of annotated international youth literature bibliographies sponsored by the United States Board on Books for Young People. USBBY is the United States chapter of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), a Switzerland-based nonprofit whose mission is bring books and children together. The series promotes sharing international children’s books as a way to facilitate intercultural understanding and meet new literary voices. This volume follows Children’s Books from Other Countries (1998), The World though Children’s Books (2002), Crossing Boundaries with Children’s Books (2006), and Bridges to Understanding: Envisioning the World through Children’s Books (2011) and acts as a companion book to the earlier titles. Centered around the theme of the importance of stories, the guide is a resource for discovering more recent global books that fit many reading tastes and educational needs for readers aged 0-18 years. Essays by storyteller Anne Pellowski, author Beverley Naidoo, and academic Marianne Martens offer a variety of perspectives on international youth literature. This latest installment in the series covers books published from 2010-2014 and includes English-language imports as well as translations of children’s and young adult literature first published outside of the United States. These books are supplemented by a smaller number of culturally appropriate books from the US to help fill in gaps from underrepresented countries. The organization of the guide is geographic by region and country. All of the more than 800 entries are recommended, and many of the books have won awards or achieved other recognition in their home countries. Forty children’s book experts wrote the annotations. The entries are indexed by author, translator, illustrator, title, and subject. Back matter also includes international book awards, important organizations and research collections, and a selected directory of publishers known for publishing books from other countries.