Teaching Holocaust and Human Behaviour Manchester Workshop | Facing History & Ourselves
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Professional Learning

Teaching Holocaust and Human Behaviour Manchester Workshop

Explore our Teaching Holocaust and Human Behaviour unit and learn how to help your students wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this catastrophic period of history. This event is in-person and for teachers in the UK.

July 17, 2024 | 9:30 am to 3:30 pm BST

Manchester, UK

Cost:  Free
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About this event:

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Single Session

Our single professional learning sessions are designed to easily fit into your day. Typically one hour or less, these sessions explore timely and relevant topics including teaching strategies, current events, and more.

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

History Social Studies
Antisemitism Culture & Identity Democracy & Civic Engagement Genocide Human & Civil Rights Racism The Holocaust
Equity Education Social-Emotional Learning

Join us for a one-day workshop 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.  

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.

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

This event will occur in-person at Manchester Jewish Museum.
190 Cheetham Hill Rd, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 8LW.

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