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

Classroom Teaching Approaches

Classroom Teaching Approaches

Learning Objectives

  • To explore issues around the use of literature and role play and simulations in Holocaust Education
  • To discuss the benefits and challenges of using survivor testimony on the internet
  • To provide support on using survivor testimony


We have discussed in Chapter 7 some pedagogical approaches and areas of difficulty in developing lessons about and from the Holocaust in the classroom. In this chapter we want to raise in greater detail some specific areas that in our experience and opinion raise complex and difficult questions for primary and secondary teachers. We are concerning ourselves here with examining specific learning methods and resources, i.e. literature, testimony (both in person and online) and role play/simulations that can be very powerful in the class, but ...

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