An Introduction to Facing History's Unit Teaching Holocaust and Human Behaviour

Studying the Holocaust and reflecting on the lessons that we can learn from this difficult and painful period in the twentieth century when Nazi Germany murdered six million Jews and millions of other civilians is vital work if we are to challenge antisemitism (and all forms of racism), safeguard democracy and avoid further genocides.

This brief introduction to our Teaching Holocaust and Human Behaviour Unit, will provide you with resources and strategies for you to teach this catastrophic period in human history in an academically rigorous, reflective, and compassionate way. In addition to helping students learn the historical context and consider the different ways in which people responded to the Nazi regime, the unit encourages students to make connections between this history and the world they live in today, so that they can understand their responsibility in helping bring about a more just and compassionate world.

This webinar is supported by a grant from The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR).

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Students in classroom setting


On-Demand Webinar


Memory and Memorials

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Classroom Discussion


Social Studies
European History

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