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EMC Approaches to Kindertransport (Download)

33 pages (pdf) 68 pages (video)


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Includes video interviews with playwright Diane Samuels and Vera Coppard, a kindertransport child.

At the heart of this publication are the video interviews with playwright Diane Samuels and Vera Coppard, who escaped Germany on the kindertransport in 1939. The interviews provide insight into the context for the play, its dramatic construction and development, characterisation and themes. With material and activities to support both GCSE and advanced level students, the publication includes:

  • a range of engaging and challenging activities
  • strategies to explore the play as a dramatic text
  • 13 video clips with suggestions for using the interview
  • speaking and listening and creative writing approaches
  • contemporary images and production stills
  • activities to support students preparing for examination.

EMC Approaches to Kindertransport includes:

  • a page PDF with the activities in a print-friendly form
  • a zipped folder of video clips in flv format (see below for how to play these).

Important information on accessing your download publication!

As soon as you have placed your order, your download publication will be available to download in your account. This publication includes a PDF and zipped folder of video clips. Please note: the zipped file of video clips is very large and will take some time to download.

  • Before you sign out or leave the website, click 'My Account' (top right).
  • Click the link which says: View your purchased downloads, and re-download them.
  • Click on the PDF icon next to the publication you want to download.
  • Click on the ‘zip’ icon – this zipped folder contains your video clips.
  • The publication will download to wherever downloads normally go on your computer (often your desktop or a Downloads folder).
  • If you want to download the publication at a later point, sign in to the main account used to buy the download, then follow the instructions above.

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Viewing and using your download publication

This publication includes a PDF and a folder of video clips. Please note: after December 2020, the video clips embedded in the PDF will no longer work. They use Flash Player which is no longer being supported. The video material is now also provided as a separate folder of clips (in flv format). These can be played with the free VLC Player (details below).

To use this PDF you need Acrobat Reader. You can download this free program here.

The video clips can be played using the free program VLC Player, available to download here.

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