Image: Students from Birches Head Academy marking Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD)
We recommend that teachers begin by reading our HMD education guidelines for teachers. Our resources are free to download and include assemblies, lesson plans and activities which you can deliver straight away. Our resources are designed to be accessible for all ability groups.
- Secondary school assembly script and presentation
- Tutor time activities
- Creative activities such as our Make a Memorial Flame Display resource, using readily available and low cost materials
- Life stories and easy to read life stories, which provide insight into the experiences of people affected by genocide. The easy to read versions are particularly suitable for differentiation in mixed ability groups, or lower ability groups
- Lesson plans for various subjects including the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau
Click below to search our resources. For resources specifically for schools, select the ‘schools materials’ resource type, further refining your search by sector – primary, secondary and SEN phases. There are a wide range of other resources also suitable for young people, such as creative activities, films and poems, which you can explore using the filter. Our resources are designed to be engaging and accessible for a wide range of ages and abilities.
All our resources can be easily combined with your existing timetable of activities and lessons. For example, our tutor time activities could be used in one tutor time session on HMD itself, or all five across a week. An assembly on HMD could lead to classes reading a life story in their English or History lessons. There are many ways to integrate HMD into the school day. You can read about how schools have marked HMD in previous years here.