Unpacking the Holocaust 2019/20
This CPD takes place over a single day. We cover essential aspects of effective teaching and learning about the Holocaust through a range of interactive workshops, all responsive to real life classroom contexts:
- Who were the 6 million?
- What was the Holocaust? An interactive timeline
- Being Human?
- Surviving survival
‘You need to understand where this is happening’: Approaching Treblinka in 1942
In the summer of 1942, a new camp was opened in German-occupied Poland. Located in a forest, north of the city of Warsaw, 'Treblinka' became - for a time - the deadliest place on earth, with around 900,000 people killed there. Despite this notoriety, Treblinka is unlikely to be the first camp which would come to mind for most people whilst our research shows it is beyond the consciousness of most young people. In this session, we will explore a moment in time in the history of the camp and ways in which the story of Treblinka can be explored with students. Join Dr Andy Pearce for an hour of practical and thought-provoking CPD via Zoom. Password/login details for the session will be distributed to participants 24 hours before the session.
After the War: From Auschwitz to Ambleside
Tom Palmer’s novel ‘After the War. From Auschwitz to Ambleside’ tells the powerful story of the Windermere children. ‘After the War’ is a carefully researched novel based upon the testimonies and experiences of child survivors of the Holocaust. The novel allows students to explore the persecution suffered by these young survivors through a compelling story of friendship and hope. Secondary teachers are invited to join us for this live online event with the author as we discuss this important work of historical fiction and model how the Centre’s new lesson materials can support you in exploring some of the issues it raises with your KS3 students. Join the Centre’s Helen McCord for an hour of discussion, practical and thought-provoking CPD via Zoom this Holocaust Memorial Week. Password/login details for the session will be distributed to participants 24 hours before the session.
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- How can we move young people without shocking or traumatising them?
- How can we capture students’ interest in the Holocaust?
British responses to the Holocaust
What do most students think the British government did when it found out about the Holocaust? Come and find out at this session, and look at ways of using evidence from a range of archives with students to piece together this fascinating aspect of British and Holocaust history.
Antisemitism is a real and present threat in our contemporary world and in the lives of our young people. Contemporary antisemitism has many continuities with historic antisemitism in the medieval world and in Nazi Germany, however, it has distinctive forms and features of its own. This online seminar will explore some key forms and features of contemporary antisemitism, and provide a forum for reflection on how to address antisemitic hate speech and prejudice in and through education.
Evidence and the Holocaust
Join us on the 22nd April for a bespoke session led by Barbara Warnock of the Wiener Library. In creating Schemes of Learning and engaging lessons on the Holocaust, it can be hard sometimes to know where to turn to for thought-provoking historical sources. Barbara will showcase sources that you can access from the library that speak to some key themes in Holocaust education, such as life in the ghettos, resistance, and the roles people played during the Holocaust. We would love to see you in this exclusive 'tour' of the archives and hope you will be inspired to use some of them in creative ways in the classroom.
Exploring the Dimbleby dispatch
This session, based upon an online self-study series of lessons for KS3 students, focuses upon the ‘Dimbleby dispatch’, the now famous radio broadcast by Richard Dimbleby in the days after the liberation of Bergen-Belsen by British Forces. Starting by investigating ‘What was Bergen-Belsen like?’ and exploring what liberation meant to both survivors and British Forces, the material go on to consider the dilemma facing the BBC, should they broadcast Dimbleby’s account of Belsen’s horror? This short CPD session will signpost the materials and feature an interview with Jonathan Dimbleby - reflecting on his father's dispatch, the significance of Belsen and encourages students to develop English language skills when considering the quality of the dispatch to enhance their media literacy skills. This short CPD will encourage reflection upon the dispatch’s relevance, nearly76 years on, in a world of ‘fake news’ and of the possibilities of it being a lens to explore safeguarding. Join Nic Wetherall for an hour of practical and thought-provoking CPD via Zoom. Password/login details for the session will be distributed to participants 24 hours before the session.
Our research shows that young people are often mystified by the targeting of Jews for mass murder – this activity shows how teachers can work with the film Roots of antisemitism to uncover the origins of this ‘longest hatred’, and to explore continuity and change from medieval anti-Judaism to modern antisemitism.