This assembly introduces secondary age students to Holocaust Memorial Day, and the topic of the Holocaust and genocide, through a survivor’s life story, a poetry reading and opportunities for students to be involved in delivery. We have provided a PowerPoint presentation and a script. Suitable for ages 11-18.
Your students will learn how discrimination was used during the Holocaust, Nazi persecution of other groups and the Genocide in Rwanda. You will discuss antisemitism and anti-Muslim hatred in society today, and what to do if you are the victim or a witness to a hate crime. Made in partnership with Stand Up! Education Against Discrimination.
This discussion resource is for students aged 16+ interested in journalism, to be used in Media or English. You will learn about how the media was used during the Genocide in Bosnia, and discuss issues of the journalist as a witness to a genocide or similar atrocity and the responsibility and ethics of the press.
This lesson for secondary schools uses drama techniques to explore the life stories of people who survived the Holocaust and the Genocide in Rwanda. It provides drama activities pioneered by Bertolt Brecht, which help the audience to learn historical facts, and protect students from trying to re-enact traumatic situations.
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.
If you would like to learn more about the situation in Darfur or teach others about the ongoing genocide, HMDT has produced a free resource to help. The guide explains the history and context of the ongoing conflict, examining the definition of genocide and considering the key challenges that face the region today.
The diary written by Anne Frank is famous around the world as an eye witness account which gives an insight into the persecution faced by Jewish people under the Nazi regime.
Renie Inow was 10 years old when she travelled alone on the Kindertransport in 1939, leaving her parents behind in Germany. She continued to receive letters from them until 1939. Renie still has these letters, and some of them are shared here.
On Holocaust Memorial Day we can learn about the cultures of the countries and communities affected by genocide. Use this video tutorial with any age group to learn a traditional dance and celebrate Rwandan culture.
Susanne Kenton is a Kindertransport refugee. Born Susanne Flanter in Berlin, where she spent the first 13 years of her life, Susanne was driven to flee her country of birth by the rise of Nazism and the horrors of Kristallnacht.