HMD poetry lesson plan

This lesson plan is for secondary schools, and is suitable for use in History, English, RE or Citizenship. It introduces your students to the subject of genocide through poetry, to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. The poems included represent a variety of experiences from the Holocaust and more recent genocides.

HMD poetry lesson plan

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