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.
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British Responses to the Holocaust
Our research shows that students lack an understanding of British responses to the Holocaust. This lesson uses archival sources to help them construct an evidence-based account. This lesson responds to the...
‘Liberation’ and ‘Home’
Post-Holocaust, many ideas and concepts no longer had the same meanings they once did. Through testimony and literature, students wrestle with these truths.
The first year
Awareness of the human impact of the Holocaust and its aftermath are deepened by honing in on the experiences of Leon Greenman in the first year after the war.
As they learn more about Leon's later life, students encounter the struggle of living both in the shadow of the Holocaust and with the persistence of prejudice.
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.
What happened to Helene Seligmann and her family?
Using family photographs and documents, students piece together what happened to Helene Seligmann and her family.
What is justice?
Rich discussion abounds as students are encouraged to explore their ideas of justice and reflect on images of justice.
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.