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Old Hatred, New Paradigms: Combating Antisemitism in the Twenty-First Century

This collection of resources is designed to help educators integrate the study of traditional and contemporary antisemitism into their efforts at combating prejudices and stereotypes in the classroom.


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  • History
  • Social Studies


  • Antisemitism


About This Collection

Grounded in Facing History’s student-centered pedagogical approach, these resources will help educators establish a brave, inclusive, and reflective classroom community as they explore this challenging topic. The resources below are organized thematically and will lead you to lesson plans, teaching strategies, videos, and webinars based on what you want to learn and what you want to introduce to your students.

We will continue to update this collection as current events related to this topic continue to unfold.

These resources will help you and your students:

  • Recognize and confront antisemitic bias and hate in your communities
  • Make connections between traditional and contemporary antisemitism
  • Examine the shifting representations of antisemitism
  • Consider the harmful impact of placing blame on Jews collectively for complex societal problems

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