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

Learning from Auschwitz

Learning from Auschwitz

Learning Objectives

  • To explore the rationale for visits to Auschwitz-Birkenau, concentrating on the Lessons from Auschwitz Project
  • To examine the Lessons from Auschwitz Project, alternative models of school/ group visits to Auschwitz-Birkenau, and alternative perspectives
  • To analyse the educational experience provided at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, with reference to academic research and other texts
  • To discuss the contribution of visits to community relations, by breaking down barriers

Auschwitz remains the byword for the epitome of inhumanity and barbarism. Designed and implemented following the Wannsee Conference of December 1941, the concentration and death camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau, situated in the Polish town of Oświęcim (named in German, Auschwitz), constituted a vast work and killing arena, with the deeply ironic Arbeit Macht Frei [Work Sets You ...

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