An Introduction to Teaching Holocaust and Human Behaviour UK

February 8, 2022 to February 9, 2022
Teaching Holocaust and Human Behaviour
United Kingdom

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An Introduction to Teaching Holocaust and Human Behaviour UK

This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled to a later date.

Join us for a two-day seminar to learn about Facing History’s approach to teaching the Holocaust, which supports students in developing as empathetic, critical thinkers, who understand their role in sustaining democracy and upholding democratic values.

In this online two-day seminar exploring Holocaust and Human Behaviour, teachers will:

  • Learn current scholarship on the history of the Holocaust and new research focused on human behaviour, group dynamics, and bias;
  • Increase their ability to facilitate respectful classroom discussions on difficult issues such as racism, antisemitism, and other forms of exclusion in a way that invites personal reflection and critical analysis;
  • Learn a new way of structuring curriculum to help students connect history to their own lives and the choices they make;
  • Engage with classroom-ready multimedia resources and learn how to build a customised unit that meets your curriculum objectives;
  • Discover new teaching strategies that help students interrogate text, think critically, and discuss controversial issues respectfully.

This seminar is intended for secondary school teachers who are looking for different ways to teach the Holocaust and other challenging materials to their students, and is designed to give you an in-depth understanding of our pedagogy. Designed for History, RS, Citizenship and English teachers, it will provide classroom-ready materials and resources for Key Stages 3 and 4, including PowerPoint lessons.

Independent evaluation has shown that implementing Facing History’s approach improves students’ critical thinking skills, increases students’ ability and confidence to participate in community action, and increases students’ tolerance for others who hold contrary views from their own.


  • Tuesday 8th February 10am - 4pm GMT
  • Wednesday 9th February 10am - 4pm GMT

Format: This online seminar will take place on Zoom with some directed self study. Details for joining the Zoom meeting will be shared by email prior to the event.

This seminar is aimed at teachers in the UK and supported by a grant from The Association of Jewish Refugees. Please apply no later than Friday 28th January to be considered by ticking the relevant box in the registration process.

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February 8, 2022 - February 9, 2022

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