The Holocaust poses unique challenges in the classroom. Effective resources facilitate dynamic teaching and help to support purposeful learning.
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Our resources and lesson plans are based on empirical research into the needs of teachers and students and informed by the latest in Holocaust pedagogy.
Within this section you can find out further information on our acclaimed classroom materials, resources and lesson plans. Some of these are open-access, others are linked to particular CPD programmes. You can explore these below.
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- What was the Holocaust?
This extremely popular lesson allows students to explore the power of seemingly ordinary objects to reveal intensely moving stories about the Holocaust.
Through the interrogation of an authentic artefact, students first encounter Leon Greenman, an Englishman deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau with his wife and child.
What was the Holocaust?
Students approach this crucial question by locating the powerful stories of individual victims within their historical context.
Students uncover how and why ordinary people became complicit in mass murder and reveal searching questions about what it is to be a citizen in the modern world.
A note from Leon
A note from Leon found after his death along with two wedding rings speaks of his loss and touches on something of what it means to survive the Holocaust.
Students are encouraged to consider the long-term impact of the Holocaust on the physical, cultural and political landscape of Europe and reflect on these broader consequences.
A space called ‘Treblinka’
Through an enquiry focusing on Treblinka in late summer 1942, students confront the chaotic reality of genocide and developmental nature of the Holocaust.
What is needed for justice?
Students develop their understanding of justice by exploring the structures and processes needed for justice in the world.
As the outcome of the Demjanjuk trial is shared, students reflect on whether justice has been achieved for Helene and her family.