Monday, 20 October, 2014

The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and Facing History and Ourselves are working together to deliver a free workshop tailored to teachers and trainee teachers on Wednesday 19 November 2014 from 5pm to 7.30pm at the Jewish Museum in London.

The workshop will be divided into two parts, allowing you the opportunity to learn more about HMDT and Facing History, our resources and the support we can offer you to inspire your students to help create a safer, better future.

Firstly, staff from HMDT will provide guidance to help you put on a Holocaust Memorial Day activity suitable for your schools and classrooms, sharing with you our exciting resources designed specifically for teachers. We will be exploring the HMD 2015 theme Keep the memory alive, and providing insight into how you can organise a meaningful activity and engage with this theme.

Following that, Facing History will provide an interdisciplinary approach to teaching the Holocaust based on their core resource Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behaviour. Moving from thought to judgment to participation, students and teachers confront the moral questions inherent in a study of violence, racism, antisemitism and bigotry. Staff from Facing History will provide teaching strategies and advice on assemblies, and create a scheme of work around HMD.

You’ll be inspired by stories from the past and present, and participate in interactive activities to help you build your programme for 2015. Together, HMDT and Facing History aim to provide you with everything you need to know to mark HMD 2015 in your school.

To attend, sign up now by emailing or calling 020 7785 7029. If you are unable to attend please do let us know as soon as possible so your place can be reallocated. If you have special requirements, please let us know in advance and we will do our best to help you.

You can find the Jewish Museum in London at 129-131 Albert Street, NW1 7NB. The nearest tube station is Camden Town. Free refreshments will be provided on the day from 5pm.

Facing History and Ourselves is a professional development organisation that aims to engage students with issues such as racism, prejudice and antisemitism, with a focus on important historical moments in the 20th century, including the Holocaust and the US Civil Rights Movement. 

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