The prospect of teaching the Holocaust can be understandably daunting. Not only is this history traumatic, it poses questions central to what it means to be human: including what 'teaching' and 'learning' could and should be. Our guidance offers ways to begin thinking through some of these issues and provides practical suggestions on how to navigate the challenges of teaching this subject.
Approaches to teaching about the Holocaust
Find out more about the Centre's approach to teaching about the Holocaust, and draw on our expertise to create dynamic learning opportunities.
How do we know what we know?
For young people to be able to navigate this space it is essential that they understand this central event of our time and are able to evaluate critically the diverse claims made about it.
Principles of authentic learning
At the Centre for Holocaust Education we view the idea of ‘authentic learning’ as central to our pedagogical approach. For a learning experience to be authentic, several connected elements are...
Teaching History – special editions
Teaching History is the most prestigious journal for history teachers in the UK. Members of the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education team,...
Excursion to the past – teaching for the future
Handbook for teachers As the UK's leading institution for Holocaust education, the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education was invited to assist in groundbreaking research into the potential for human rights education...
The Holocaust and other genocides
Holocaust, genocide and crimes against humanity. Suggestions for classroom teachers. Many teachers and students wish to relate teaching and learning about the Holocaust to understanding more about other mass atrocities, genocides...