Category Archives: In the classroom

Remembering Rwanda @werememberwanda

According to an HMDT report, over 80% of school children have never heard about the Rwanda genocide. Andrew Lawrence, a Fellow of the Imperial War Museum’s Holocaust Education has worked with his students at St John’s School, Leatherhead in an … Continue reading

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Lithuania’s story

The Holocaust Education Trust is running a teachers’ CPD in Lithuania in early April. As someone who visited the country 5 years ago with  the IWM Fellowship, I couldn’t recommend this opportunity enough to teachers who want to enrich their … Continue reading

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Holocaust Memorial Day #HMD2013

Today is 27th January 2013 – Holocaust Memorial Day in many countries. In the UK we explore the Holocaust and subsequent genocides and the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust issues an annual theme that helps teachers and community leaders to continue … Continue reading

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Holocaust education in the ESL classroom

Having spent over a year teaching English to adults, I was keen to try to incorporate Holocaust Education into my ESL teaching in the lead-up to Holocaust Memorial Day 2012. I strongly believed that it was important to address this … Continue reading

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Ludwig Guttman – Father of the Paralympics

Tomorrow is the opening day of the Paralympic Games, following on from the thoroughly successful Olympic Games in London.The Paralympics began as the Stoke-Mandeville Games when Dr Ludwig Guttman, a pre-eminent German neurosurgeon was invited to establish the National Spinal … Continue reading

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A picture speaks a thousand words…

I keep returning to using the work of artists when teaching about the Holocaust. I find that encouraging students to interpret the symbolism used by artists is an effective way of getting them to use the knowledge they have acquired … Continue reading

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An inspiring Olympian

Today, former Olympic and Commonwealth Games weightlifter Ben Helfgott will meet the England football team. This is not merely a meeting of sportsmen, but a once in a lifetime experience – for the England team at least. Because Ben isn’t … Continue reading

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