Teaching the Holocaust in history

A collection of lessons and schemes of work for secondary history students studying the holocaust and mass genocide of the jewish people and other minority groups.

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Holocaust Memorial Day

Educate your students about the Holocaust using this selection of resources created by teachers for teachers

A collection of lessons and schemes of work for secondary history students studying the holocaust and mass genocide of the jewish people and other minority groups. Wednesday 27th January 2021 marks Holocaust Remembrance Day in which we commemorate the 11.5 million people murdered (6 million of whom were Jews) and the countless others who have suffered as a result of the genocide which occurred during the Second world war.

To support your planning relating to this tragic historical event we have collated a selection of resources to support you in teaching your students about the causes, prejudices, events and longstanding impact of the Holocaust.

Individual Lessons

Lesson Starters from IOE - The Holocaust
HEDP

Lesson Starters from IOE - The Holocaust

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Lesson starter ideas for teaching the Holocaust. To use in addition to KS3 video featuring archive footage, personal testimonies from survivors and other material. There are testimonies from eye witnesses regarding the Auschwitz Orchestra as well as the story of Leon Greenman, one of a few British J...
Teachers TV: Lesson Starters - The Holocaust
Teachers TV

Teachers TV: Lesson Starters - The Holocaust

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**Lesson starter ideas for teaching the Holocaust. Teachers should watch programme in full for suitability before showing to their class. ** This programme contains 6 KS3 lesson starters on the topic of the Holocaust: 1. These rare home movies capture the personal lives of a Jewish family in German...
The Holocaust PPT with Supporting Resources
Phil @icHistory

The Holocaust PPT with Supporting Resources

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A PPT that covers : Jewish history Background, Reasons for Persecution, the Nuremberg Laws, Propaganda, Kristallnacht, The Warsaw Ghetto, Einsatzgruppen, The Final Solution. The PDF activities cover the above in more depth plus witness accounts and skills activities. Direct Youtube link he...
Holocaust - Life in concentration camps
quibey10

Holocaust - Life in concentration camps

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Pupils learn the horror of the Nazi concentration camp through the survivor testimony of Ben Stem. You might want to show the clip from Schiendler's List when the Schiendler Jews are sent to Auschwitz by mistake before being rescued by Schiendler. Slides 11 and 12 are for lower ability pupils who ...
Holocaust What were the Concentration and Death Camps?
W17

Holocaust What were the Concentration and Death Camps?

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WALT: To be able to explain what the Final Solution was and its consequences. MUST: Know the difference between a Concentration and Death Camp. SHOULD: Be able to explain what the Final Solution was, and the structure of a Nazi Death Camp. COULD: Begin to explain the horror of Auschwitz by lo...

Liberation and the end of the Holocaust 

How should we remember the Holocaust?
mrdrcarter

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
Rescue during the Holocaust
HolocaustEducationalTrust

Rescue during the Holocaust

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This resource provides profiles of non-Jewish individuals who were involved in providing relief and rescue during the Holocaust. Accompanying lesson plans allow students to investigate some of the complex issues surrounding rescue and to consider the motivations of rescuers. The resource also forms ...
How Should We Remember the Holocaust?
HolocaustEducationalTrust

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...
British Responses to Nazism and the Holocaust
HolocaustEducationalTrust

British Responses to Nazism and the Holocaust

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This resource examines how both British institutions and individuals reacted to Nazism. In so doing, it encourages students to engage with the complexity of human behaviour during the Holocaust and cautions against facile judgements of particular nations as good or bad . This resource als...
Heroes of the Holocaust: Rescuers and Rebels
DavidFew

Heroes of the Holocaust: Rescuers and Rebels

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This lesson is an exploration of the incredible human beings who risked (and sometimes lost) their lives working to rescue Jews from the Holocaust. It is an inspiration from Philip Zimbardo who encourages us to educate children about the psychology of heroism. This powerpoint and collected resources...
What was discovered when the death camps were liberated?
matthew_nolan

What was discovered when the death camps were liberated?

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What was discovered when the death camps were liberated? This resource contains: 1x PowerPoint 1x Source Information Sheet 1x Video This lesson examines what the soldiers discovered when they liberated the death camps. Students first reflect on the impact seeing horrendous sights ...

Anne Frank resources

BBC 'The Diary of Anne Frank' Resources
TheAnneFrankTrust

BBC 'The Diary of Anne Frank' Resources

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Anne Frank was given her diary as a birthday present on her 13th birthday on the 12th of June 1942. The thoughts and hopes of this 13-year-old girl continue to inspire millions of people. Through a selection of lesson plans, students are encouraged to explore the wider themes raised in each episo...
Generation Diary Teaching Resources
TheAnneFrankTrust

Generation Diary Teaching Resources

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Generation Diary is a multi-media diary writing campaign to be launched 12th June 2014, during which we aim to build the biggest ever digital diary over the course of a year. By doing so we will be encouraging self expression in young people aged 13 15 (the age at which Anne Frank wrote her diar...
Writing in Impossible Circumstances
TheAnneFrankTrust

Writing in Impossible Circumstances

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Produced in cooperation with Amnesty International, the Writing in Impossible Circumstances resource marks 70 years since Anne Frank began to write the lines that would become her world-famous diary. This educational resource encourages students to consider a variety of human rights issues, inc...
Thirteen in 13 Campaign Teaching Resources
TheAnneFrankTrust

Thirteen in 13 Campaign Teaching Resources

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In 2013, we are inviting all 13 year olds to write a letter for the Prime Minister to tell him what they think would make a better Britain.Extracts from the winning letters will be published in The Times, where Cameron has also promised to write a response! We have developed a pack of curriculum-...

Schemes of work

Holocaust SOW dh
ChulmleighCommunityCollege

Holocaust SOW dh

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A scheme of work lasting around 9 lessons covering the significance of the Holocaust. The assessment is a mind map that pupils can show the significance of the Holocaust and make links between them.
Holocaust Yr 9 SoW
johnrawkins

Holocaust Yr 9 SoW

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Whole scheme on the Holocaust right through from early forms of anti-Semitism to the way the Holocaust is remembered today. A range of activities and powerpoints that can be delivered over the course of a term or half term.
Holocaust SOW
Lizzie_Tarpy

Holocaust SOW

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Approximately 15 lesson Holocaust SOW (give or take, depending on whether you choose to show a longer clip from either "The Pianist" or "Schindler's List"), including a SOW with LO breakdown, PPts and resources (mainly on Word, with one PDF). There are two possibl...
The holocaust
SIKLessons

The holocaust

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A full unit of work exploring the holocaust. Eight fully resourced lessons are included, each with a variety of activities to challenge and engage your students. The resources are designed for KS3 classes but can easily be adapted into KS4 resources. Lesson 1: Intro to holocaust Lesson 2: Ghetto li...