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This set of six worksheets introduces secondary school teachers and students to six different genocides through a key date, the experiences of one person, and the story of one artefact. It can also be used in a non-school environment.
This lesson is suitable for 11–14-year-old students. Through testimony, artefacts and memorials it introduces the history of the Kindertransport – a programme that rescued 10,000 children from the Nazis. It is suitable for use in a range of subjects – such as History, Art and Design, English, RE, PSHE, Citizenship.
This is a flexible lesson plan aimed at 9–11-year-old learners. Your students will learn about Renie Inow, who came to Britain on the Kindertransport at the age of 10. You will read letters her parents sent her, and learn what the Kindertransport programme was, and why it was needed.
This resource provides support for teachers on identifying and tackling Holocaust denial and distortion in schools. It provides information on what distortion and denial can look like, and some suggested strategies for managing situations where denial or distortion occur in class.
This lesson plan for primary students aged 8 and up takes students through memories and remembrance on Holocaust Memorial Day. It uses accessible games and reflective activities without explicit detail about the Holocaust and genocide so it is appropriate for a wide range of students.
These guidelines for teachers provide support in tackling the subjects of the Holocaust and genocide with students of different ages and abilities, and how to mark HMD in education settings in ways that are sensitive and impactful for students.
This assembly for secondary schools introduces students to Holocaust Memorial Day, and how we can mark it. Students will learn about how people around the world have been affected by genocide, and what we can do today. It can be delivered on or around 27 January.
This assembly for Key Stage 2 (or equivalent) introduces students to Holocaust Memorial Day, what we are commemorating, and how we can mark it. It includes poetry and film to engage students with the day. It can be delivered on or around 27 January.
This lesson plan for secondary school students will introduce your students to the history of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and share with them the stories of people who were imprisoned there. Auschwitz-Birkenau was the largest and most infamous of all the Nazi camps, where approximately 1.1 million people were murdered.