The Holocaust is a controversial and difficult teaching topic that needs to be approached sensitively and with an awareness of the complex and emotive issues involved. This book offers pragmatic pedagogical and classroom-based guidance for teachers and trainee teachers on how to intelligently teach holocaust education in a meaningful and age-appropriate way. Key coverage includes: • Practical approaches and useful resources for teaching in schools • Holocaust education and citizenship • Holocaust remembrance as an educational opportunity • How to explore the topic of anti-semitism in the classroom • Exploring international perspectives on holocaust education

The Importance of Language

The Importance of Language

Learning Objectives

  • To clarify the meanings of key words in Holocaust Education
  • To emphasise the concise use of language
  • To highlight the issue of gender inclusivity
  • To demonstrate the connection between political literacy and Holocaust Education

In the previous chapter we indicated that the use of the word ‘festival’ in the context of Holocaust commemoration can be considered to be inappropriate (see pp. 66–67). Our justification is that a festival is a day or period of celebration and has connotations of fun and frivolity which do not fit well with the seriousness of the issues of Holocaust Education, remembrance and commemoration. In the Anne Frank + You Festival, the word ‘festival’ was used by young people to attract young people’s engagement, and ...

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