1st Edition

Teaching the Holocaust
Practical approaches for ages 11–18

ISBN 9781138791008
Published May 13, 2015 by Routledge
214 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

USD $48.95

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Book Description

Teaching the Holocaust  is an important but often challenging task for those involved in modern Holocaust education. What content should be included and what should be left out? How can film and literature be integrated into the curriculum? What is the best way to respond to students who resist the idea of learning about it?

This book, drawing upon the latest research in the field, offers practical help and advice on delivering inclusive and engaging lessons along with guidance on how to navigate through the many controversies and considerations when planning, preparing, and delivering Holocaust education. Whether teaching the subject in History, Religious Education, English or even in a school assembly, there is a wealth of wisdom which will make the task easier for you and make the learning experience more beneficial for the student.

Chapters include:

  • The aims of Holocaust education
  • Ethical issues to consider when teaching the Holocaust
  • Using film and documentaries in the classroom
  • Teaching the Holocaust through literature

  • The role of online learning and social media
  • The benefits and practicalities of visiting memorial sites

With lesson plans, resources, and schemes of work which can be used across a range of different subjects, this book is essential reading for those that want to deepen their understanding and deliver effective, thought-provoking Holocaust education.

Table of Contents

1. What was the Holocaust? 2. Why teach about the Holocaust? 3. How should the Holocaust be taught?  4. What do students already know? 5. Using film in the classroom  6. Using literature in the classroom 7. Digital learning and new technologies 8. Visiting Holocaust sites 9. Comparing the Holocaust to other Genocides 10. Teaching in a multicultural society 11. Combatting Antisemitism 12. Dealing with Holocaust denial and distortion 13. Schemes of work 14. Lesson Plans 15. Teaching resources

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Michael Gray teaches at Harrow School, UK. He has a Ph.D. in Holocaust education and has published widely on the subject. He is a member of both the International Network of Genocide Scholars and the British Association of Holocaust Studies.