Marking Holocaust memorial day

Mark Holocaust memorial day with this selection of thought-provoking lesson ideas, activities and assemblies, including teacher guidance

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Resources, Teaching Ideas & Guidance On How To Mark Holocaust Memorial Day With Secondary School Students

Resources to help secondary students think about the Holocaust and its legacy

Holocaust memorial day takes place on 27 January each year; the same date that the Nazi’s largest death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, was liberated in 1945. It’s a time for us to remember those who lost their lives and reflect upon the lessons of the past. This year’s theme, 'One Day', invites us to set aside one day to come together to remember, and encompasses the hope that there may be one day in the future with no genocide.

To help your students explore the Holocaust in a sensitive way, we’ve hand-picked resources that present the facts, guide conversations and stimulate deeper thinking.

Introductory activities  

Lesson ideas

How should we remember the Holocaust?
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How should we remember the Holocaust?

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This is a group task - pupils look at pictures of Holocaust memorials from around the world, the discuss and assess them against criteria. They use this work to then design their own Holocaust memorial which is then peer assessed
Teaching the Holocaust in English
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Teaching the Holocaust in English

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This comprehensive guide has been created to support the growing number of English teachers who wish to explore the Holocaust with their students. It provides advice on core principles for effective teaching of Holocaust-related literature, recommendations for texts for a range of age groups, and e...
How Should We Remember the Holocaust?
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How Should We Remember the Holocaust?

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This lesson can be used as a natural conclusion to a programme of study on the Holocaust and as a focus for schools which wish to create their own Holocaust memorial. Using case studies of various forms of Holocaust remembrance from around the world, it encourages students to reflect on the nature o...