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Ordinary Objects Extraordinary Journeys – A resource for schools

This resource supports secondary school teachers to use the new interactive Holocaust education website Ordinary Objects Extraordinary Journeys in the classroom.

Ordinary Objects Extraordinary Journeys – A resource for schools Download the OOEJ resource and PowerPoint

Visit the Ordinary Objects Extraordinary Journeys website here. The website features four people affected by the Holocaust, their stories, objects and journeys.

This resource gives an overview of the site, navigation and content, and ideas for using it as part of the History curriculum or to mark Holocaust Memorial Day with students. It also includes a PowerPoint presentation to share some of the site’s content in the classroom, with questions for discussion.

‘Ordinary Objects Extraordinary Journeys’ was produced by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and The National Holocaust Centre and Museum, together with the Jewish Museum of Greece.
Please note, we recommend the site is suitable for age 13+ for free exploration. However, this learning resource offers safe ways that younger students can also take part.

You might also be interested in our Secondary School Assembly for HMD and our Secondary lesson plan – What happened to the Kindertransport children?

OOEJ website

OOEJ website

Retrace the steps of four people whose lives were irreversibly altered during the Holocaust through the objects they owned and the journeys they took.

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Secondary resources

Secondary resources

We have a variety of downloadable resources for secondary schools marking HMD, including assemblies, lesson plans, sensitivity guidance and creative activities.

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