What Makes a Hero?

The scheme of work concludes by looking at some of the people who made the Kindertransport possible. Through consideration of the actions and motives of those responsible for the rescue of Czech Jewish children such as Vera, it highlights the importance of the choices made by individuals and the necessity of collective action in response to humanitarian crises. This can in turn encourage students to reflect on their own obligations in the world today.

Click on the links below to download the teaching notes and classroom resources.

Guidance notes (pdf)

PowerPoint

Who Saved the Children? worksheet (pdf)

Nicholas Winton and Trevor Chadwick profiles (pdf)

Nicky's Scrapbook cards (pdf)