Friday 22 October 2021
  • Holocaust
  • Adults
    Educators

These free digital teacher resources are designed to help support teachers in their teaching of the Holocaust to secondary school students.

IWM consulted with teachers from across the UK who told us about the many key challenges that they face in teaching the Holocaust.

Three particular challenges kept coming up in our conversations:

Why is language so important when trying to teach the Holocaust?

What should we consider when using images in our teaching of the Holocaust?

How can you address the complexity of the Holocaust with limited teaching time?

IWM’s James Bulgin, Head of Content for The Holocaust Galleries, spoke with Jaya Carrier, History Teacher and Vice Principle at Westminster Academy School, about how The Holocaust Galleries and Holocaust Learning Programme can support teachers to respond to these questions. In these films you will find practical guidance about this and more.

 

  • Jaya Carrier
    Jaya Carrier

    Jaya Carrier has been teaching History in schools across London for 11 years, and currently works as a Vice Principal at Westminster Academy in West London. She is an Honorary Lecturer in History education at the UCL Institute of Education.

  • James Bulgin
    IWM
    James Bulgin

    James Bulgin is Head of Content for the new Holocaust Galleries at IWM, starting work on the project in 2016. He is currently completing a PhD under the Crosslands Scholarship at Royal Holloway College, University of London, on ideas of apocalypse in Holocaust and Cold War history. His academic research focuses on issues of representation in Holocaust literature and film, and he has spoken at conferences in the UK, Israel and Germany.

Why is language so important when trying to teach the Holocaust?

1:43 - Defining the Holocaust I 6:12 - Perpetrator language I 9:22 - Specific language

Why is language so important when trying to teach the Holocaust?

What should we consider when using images in our teaching of the Holocaust?

1:19 - Pre-war Jewish life I 6:41 - Considering the use of atrocity images I 9:00 - Considering the photographer I 12:32 - Atrocity images and footage I 14:53 - Curating choices

What should we consider when using images in our teaching of the Holocaust?

How can the Holocaust be taught with limited teaching time?

0:24 - Constructing your curriculum I 4:13 - Engaging with the complexity of the Holocaust I 8:16 - Asking questions I 9:31 - IWM's Holocaust Learning Programme

How can the Holocaust be taught with limited teaching time?

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Explore Further

Holocaust learning sessions
IWM
Age 13-14 (KS3), Age 14-16 (KS4), Age 16-18 (A Level)
NEW Holocaust Learning at IWM London
Why do we study the Holocaust? Why and how did it happen? IWM’s Holocaust learning session will introduce these questions and support students’ enquiry through our new Holocaust galleries.
Ida Rubenstein
©IWM
History
The Way We Lived: Exploring Jewish life and culture
This resource provides essential context for study of the Holocaust. It highlights the diversity of Jewish life and culture before the Second World War and explores roots of antisemitism.
Holocaust exhibition with two visitors
©IWM
Permanent Display

The Holocaust Galleries

IWM London
Permanent

Now Open