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Discussing Contemporary Antisemitism in the Classroom

Join us and explore our classroom resources that discuss contemporary antisemitism with your students - its history and evolution, the role of social media in amplifying its spread, and how we can stand up to prejudice and hatred. This event is in-person.

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Manchester, UK

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About this event:

Multi-Session

Our multi-session professional learning series are designed for in-depth exploration of themes and topics that help educators strengthen their skills and competencies. Session information is included in the event details.

Instructor-Led

This professional learning event will be led by Facing History staff. When you register, you will receive instructions for how to attend the event.

Civics & Citizenship History Social Studies
Antisemitism Culture & Identity Human & Civil Rights Propaganda Racism The Holocaust
Equity Education

Antisemitic incidents in schools have almost tripled over the last five years, a concerning trend reflected in wider society.

During the workshop, we will consider: 

  • Misinformation and disinformation, the history of antisemitic tropes and how they have evolved to retain relevance in the present day. 
  • How we consume information, how antisemitism is spread online, and the consequences and impact of being exposed to antisemitic content. 
  • Ways to respond to prejudice and challenge antisemitism. 
  • New teaching strategies that help students interrogate texts, write and think critically, as well as discussing controversial issues respectfully. 
  • Ways to facilitate respectful classroom discussions on antisemitism, racism, and other forms of exclusion in a way that invites personal reflection and critical analysis.

You will also have the chance to tour the Manchester Jewish Museum's galleries, learn about its school programming and consider some of its artefacts up close.

The workshop is a great opportunity for you to develop your own subject knowledge whilst at the same time explore activities that will help strengthen your students’ personal development.

Thanks to the generosity of a donor, we are able to offer this workshop free of charge. We ask that you complete a short feedback form at the end of the session.  

This event will be hosted in-person at the Manchester Jewish Museum. 

Address: 190 Cheetham Hill Rd, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 8LW

Please arrive at 1pm for a 1.30pm start. Light refreshments will be available.

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