The Children of Willesden Lane

Classroom and Family Activities

Classroom Activity

Classroom Activities

Engage students in an exploration of topics like perseverance and resilience in activities that take a closer look at the Rohingya, South Sudan, and Syrian refugee crises. What does it mean to be a refugee – and what challenges do refugees, displaced persons, and asylum seekers face? Explore topics related to human rights with activities that open up the lines of communication and empower students to take action.

Family Activity

Family Activity

Over the last decade, the number of refugees across the world has doubled to nearly 80 million. In this activity, families will explore the story behind the numbers by taking a deeper look at causes for displacement as well as the regions and people most impacted. Family members will learn more about the world’s refugee crisis by reflecting on visual testimony, engaging in discussions from text, and developing ways your family can take informed action.

Supporting Testimony Clips

About The Partners

USC Shoah Foundation


USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education is dedicated to making audio-visual interviews with survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides, a compelling voice for education and action. The Institute's current collection of 55,000 eyewitness testimonies contained within its Visual History Archive preserves history as told by the people who lived it, and lived through it. Housed at the University of Southern California, within the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the Institute works with partners around the world to advance scholarship and research, to provide resources and online tools for educators, and to disseminate the testimonies for educational purposes. 

Discovery Education


Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at