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Boxes for Katje


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Order Number: 126.0153
Format : DVD

Through acts of kindness and generosity, big and small, we can make a difference to people in need.

Boxes for Katje, based on real events, is about a charitable effort that begins with a girl and her family, who send a care package to Holland during World War II, and grows to envelop both communities.

Host LeVar Burton introduces helping groups powered by young people - the Global Ambassadors, who build goodwill and do community service while learning about cultures through international communications and fundraising, and Backyard in a Box, youngsters who create and send kits to help kids in Hurricane Katrina devastated areas re-establish and enjoy their backyard.

Field Trip Segments:
Backyard in a Box –
Children For Children, a volunteer group of youngsters, creates boxes with fun and practical items and sends them to children whose backyards (and homes) were damaged by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Global Ambassadors – This group of middle schoolers connect with schools in other countries to learn more about each other and their culture by way of teleconferencing. 


Feature Book:
Boxes for Katje Author: Candace Fleming Illustrator: Stacey Dressen-McQueen  Narrator: Elizabeth Tuke

Field Trip Segments:
Backyard In A Box
– Children For Children, a volunteer group of youngsters, create boxes with fun and practical items, and send them to children, whose backyards and homes were damanaged by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Global Ambassadors – This group of middle schools connect with schools in other countries to learn more about each other and their culture by way of teleconferencing.

Review Books
Luba: the Angel of Bergen-Belsen as told to Michelle R. Mccann by Luba Tryszynska-Frederick
The Librarian of Basra: A True Story From Iraq by Jeanette Winter
The Lady In the Box by Ann McGovern

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Rights granted with purchase include: a) life of media audiovisual use and  b) public performance.
Ideal for Grades: K - 4
Duration: 30 minutes
Closed Captioned
©GPN / WNED-TV
Series #126
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