The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) and USC Shoah Foundation have partnered to develop resources for the Hold on to Your Music Family Workshops grounded in the powerful Children of Willesden Lane story. The multigenerational, educational program brings together children (ages 6 to 11) and their families to explore historical narratives and audiovisual forms of text as they develop literacy skills and social–emotional capacities. During each session, children and families will engage in learning activities and interactive experiences associated with the books, Hold On to Your Music and Lisa of Willesden Lane, as well as the short animated film Music Dreams. Additionally, families will engage with music and clips of testimony to deepen their understanding of the historical context surrounding the Holocaust as well as universal themes related to the broader human experience.
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