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 Objectives

  • To summarise the development of Holocaust Education
  • To identify the challenges to Holocaust Education
  • To provide insight into student teachers’ responses to learning about the Holocaust
  • To discuss the legacy of the Holocaust

We have provided examples throughout this book that support the development of Holocaust Education in Europe, Israel, and other English-speaking countries. We have shown the opportunities that Citizenship or Civics Education, and the establishment of an international Holocaust Memorial Day, can bring to this development. While we have focused strongly on school-based Holocaust Education, we are well aware that such development extends to universities, young offenders’ institutions, prisons and museums, and that across the globe many organisations that provide Holocaust Education have emerged and are now well established. It is ironic that when ...

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