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  • Thinking about the ethical dimension

      Teaching History article
    Responding to concerns about Dutch students’ citizenship education, Tim Huijgen, Paul Holthuis, Roel Nijmeijer and Iris van den Brand set out to design online materials to help students understand the decisions and dilemmas faced by past actors. They focused on the life and actions of Rosie Glaser (1914–2000), a Dutch Holocaust survivor,...
    Thinking about the ethical dimension
  • Polychronicon 115: historians and the Holocaust

      Teaching History feature
    Polychronicon was a fourteenth-century chronicle that brought together much of the knowledge of its own age. Our Polychronicon in Teaching History is a regular feature helping school history teachers to update their subject knowledge, with special emphasis on recent historiography and changing interpretation. This edition of 'Polychronicon' focuses on historians...
    Polychronicon 115: historians and the Holocaust
  • Helping Year 9 to engage effectively with ‘other genocides’

      Teaching History article
    In this article, Andy Lawrence returns to arguments made in Teaching History 153 about the importance of teaching young people about other modern genocides in addition to the Holocaust. Building on those arguments with his own rationale, Lawrence also acknowledges the constraints on curriculum time that compel all departments to...
    Helping Year 9 to engage effectively with ‘other genocides’
  • Helping Year 9 debate the purposes of genocide education

      Teaching History article
    Connecting the dots: helping Year 9 to debate the purposes of Holocaust and genocide education Why do we teach about the Holocaust and about other genocides? The Holocaust has been a compulsory part of the English National Curriculum since 1991; however, curriculum documents say little about why pupils should learn...
    Helping Year 9 debate the purposes of genocide education
  • ‘It’s kind of like the geography part of history, isn’t it, Miss?’

      Teaching History article
    Verity Morgan took an unusual approach to the challenge of teaching the Holocaust, coming to it through the lens of environmental history. She shares here the practical means and resources she used to engage pupils with this current trend in historiography, and its associated concepts. Reflecting on her pupils’ responses,...
    ‘It’s kind of like the geography part of history, isn’t it, Miss?’
  • An authentic voice: perspectives on the value of listening to survivors of genocide

      Teaching History article
    It is common practice to invite survivors of the Holocaust to speak about their experiences to pupils in schools and colleges. Systematic reflection on the value of working with survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides and on how to make the most of doing so is rarer, however. In...
    An authentic voice: perspectives on the value of listening to survivors of genocide
  • Can we educate Year 9 in genocide prevention?

      Teaching History article
    Patterns of genocide: can we educate Year 9 in genocide prevention? Alison Stephen, who has wrestled for many years with the challenges of teaching emotional and controversial history within a multiethnic school setting, relished the opportunity to link her school's teaching of the Holocaust with a comparative study of other genocides....
    Can we educate Year 9 in genocide prevention?
  • Learning lessons from genocides

      Teaching History article
    ‘Never again'? Helping Year 9 think about what happened after the Holocaust and learning lessons from genocides ‘Never again' is the clarion call of much Holocaust and genocide education. There is a danger, however, that it can become an empty, if pious, wish. How can we help pupils reflect seriously on...
    Learning lessons from genocides
  • Recorded Webinar: Teaching Jewish histories

      Article
    Where Jews appear on school curricula, they tend to appear as victims, particularly in the context of the Nazi genocide. The vibrant diversity of Jewish life in preceding centuries is underexplored, and students are given little context for understanding the growth of antisemitism. This webinar delves into this vibrant richness...
    Recorded Webinar: Teaching Jewish histories
  • Building an overview of the historic roots of antisemitism

      Teaching History article
    ‘But I still don't get why the Jews': using cause and change to answer pupils' demand for an overview of antisemitism Research by the Centre for Holocaust Education has suggested that students need and want more help with building an overview of the historical roots of antisemitism and that they...
    Building an overview of the historic roots of antisemitism
  • Nutshell 141 - HEDP

      Teaching History feature
    Why has the Institute of Education in London set up their  ‘Holocaust Education Development Programme': isn't there already an awful lot of attention given to the Holocaust in schools? It is true that the Holocaust has become ‘probably the most talked about and oft-represented event of the twentieth century' and...
    Nutshell 141 - HEDP
  • Being historically rigorous with creativity

      Teaching History article
    After a Fellowship in Holocaust Education at the Imperial War Museum, Andy Lawrence decided that something was missing in normal approaches to teaching emotive and controversial issues such as genocide, a deficit demonstrated by recent research by the Holocaust Education Development Programme. As part of his fellowship, Lawrence created an...
    Being historically rigorous with creativity
  • Geography in the Holocaust: citizenship denied

      Teaching History article
    In this article David Lambert argues powerfully for teachers of the humanities to place citizenship at the centre of their work. He seeks to demonstrate that the division between subject-boundaries needs to be broken through if students are not to be denied what they are entitled to: an understanding of...
    Geography in the Holocaust: citizenship denied
  • Teaching History 188: Representing History

      The HA's journal for secondary history teachers
    02 Editorial (Read article for free) 03 HA Secondary News 04 HA Update: History in England’s primary schools: What do secondary history teachers need to know? (Read article) 10 ‘We are invisible!’ Ensuring Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children do not feel unseen in the history classroom – Richard Kerridge and Helen...
    Teaching History 188: Representing History
  • A question of attribution: working with ghetto photographs

      Teaching History article
    Holocaust imagery is very familiar, clichéd even. How can we get pupils thinking about it in novel ways and seeing differently? Phillips reports work completed with his PGCE students, proposes a scaffold of questions with which to deconstruct images and applies it to  archive images and to Hollywood representations. Images...
    A question of attribution: working with ghetto photographs
  • Podcast Series: Confronting Controversial History

      Podcast Series
    Controversial History formed the focus of the Historical Association’s report, Teaching Emotive and Controversial History 3-19 (TEACH). Published in 2007, it offered teachers invaluable guidance for teaching historical topics that can stir emotion and controversy. However, the authors noted how the nature of the sensitivity can be affected by ‘time, geography and...
    Podcast Series: Confronting Controversial History
  • Bringing Rwanda into the classroom

      Teaching History article
    A short 20 years: meeting the challenges facing teachers who bring Rwanda into the classroom As the twentieth anniversary of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda approaches, Mark Gudgel argues that we should face the challenges posed by teaching about Rwanda. Drawing on his experience as a history teacher in the...
    Bringing Rwanda into the classroom
  • We Remember Rwanda

      Film
    As an IOE Beacon School, St John's explored how learning about the Holocaust can improve understanding about other genocides and help strengthen efforts towards genocide prevention. ‘We Remember Rwanda' One important outcome is the impact on students, aged 13-17, who - in the 20th anniversary year of the genocide in...
    We Remember Rwanda
  • Film: Why does the massacre of the Armenians in the First World War still get overlooked?

      Virtual Branch
    Why is the term 'Armenian Genocide' controversial, with many countries still not acknowledging a genocide at all? What do we know about the event of 1915 and the plight of the Armenian community in Turkey? How can we grapple with a history that many people want to forget? In this...
    Film: Why does the massacre of the Armenians in the First World War still get overlooked?
  • Using ‘Assessment for Learning' to help students assume responsibility

      Teaching History article
    Robin Conway's interest in student led enquiry derived from a concern to encourage his students to take much more responsibility for their own learning. Here he explains how his department gradually learned to entrust students with defining the enquiry questions and planning the kinds of teaching and learning activities to be...
    Using ‘Assessment for Learning' to help students assume responsibility
  • Triumphs Show 117: Helping Year 9 to think and feel their way through the origins of the Holocaust

      Teaching History feature
    Dave Woodcraft is passionate about engaging students and making them care about the past. He is unrepentant about wanting his lessons to have an emotional impact and a relevant, immediate appeal. To this end, he frequently uses modern parallels in his classroom to make the point that issues in the...
    Triumphs Show 117: Helping Year 9 to think and feel their way through the origins of the Holocaust
  • The International Journal Volume 6

      Journal
    Articles Isabel Barca and Helena PintoHow Children Make Sense of Historic Streets: Walking through Downtown Guimaraes   Min Fui CheeTraining Teachers for the Effective Use of Museums   Terrie EpsteinThe Effects of Family/Community and School Discourses on Children's and Adolescents' Interpretations of United States History   David GerwinObject Lessons: Teachers,...
    The International Journal Volume 6
  • Moral dilemmas: history teaching and the Holocaust

      Article
    The new Holocaust Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London has been very favourably received by the general public, and by teachers and their students. Initially controversial - was a war museum the ideal site for such an exhibition, for example? - it has since been widely praised for...
    Moral dilemmas: history teaching and the Holocaust
  • Academic Critical Thinking, Research Literacy and Undergraduate History

      Article
    International Journal of Historical Learning, Teaching and Research [IJHLTR], Volume 15, Number 1 – Autumn/Winter 2017ISSN: 14472-9474 Abstract The concept of critical thinking is pivotal in academia. Many see it as the very core of intellectual thought and the primary learning outcome of higher education. In addition to its universal merits,...
    Academic Critical Thinking, Research Literacy and Undergraduate History
  • Teaching Gypsy, Roma and Traveller history

      Article
    Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people are the largest minority ethnic group in some communities (and therefore in some schools) in the UK. Yet the past of Gypsy, Roma, Traveller people may rarely be part of history lessons. The result is that pupils of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller heritage may not...
    Teaching Gypsy, Roma and Traveller history