Thursday, 14 September, 2017

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 is The power of words. 

This resource is aimed at secondary school students, primarily Key Stages 4 and 5 and is suitable for use in History, English, RE or Citizenship lessons.

It is designed to be used on, or around, Holocaust Memorial Day, to introduce your students to the subject of genocide through poetry. This classroom activity can be a starting point for a greater scheme of work on the Holocaust and subsequent genocides or can stand alone. 
The poems included here represent a variety of experiences from the Holocaust and more recent genocides.

Sheila Hancock reading Refugee Blues by WH Auden.
This lesson plan is for Key Stages 4 and 5. Click here for lesson plans and resources for other ages.


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The Holocaust