The Holocaust poses unique challenges in the classroom. Effective resources facilitate dynamic teaching and help to support purposeful learning.
Tools for teaching & learning
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 a Nazi concentration camp?
Our research shows that students have a limited, often Auschwitz-centric, understanding of the Nazi concentration camps that developed from 1933-45.
This extremely popular lesson allows students to explore the power of seemingly ordinary objects to reveal intensely moving stories about the Holocaust.
Students consider narratives, historical evidence, memorialisation and the responsibility for recounting the past.
German Jews and the Holocaust
We consider the challenges faced by German-Jewish families on the eve of the Second World War and reflect on Holocaust memory
Life in Plauen
Students engage with the case study of Plauen, illuminating the history of a city and its people.
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.