**9th September, History Speaks wins the 2009 Digital Education Achievement Awards.
History Speaks receives top marks from Berrien RESA Teacher’s Choice Awards for the 2008-2009 school year.
2nd June 2009
History Speaks Online Resource provides the first online web access to Holocaust survivor testimonies for young people in the world. It aims to capture the richness of students’ interaction with survivors, and to provide opportunities for students to play a part in the archiving and documentation of a very important era of European history.
It has been designed to provide students with the support they need to explore the lessons and views they have developed in learning about the Holocaust or genocide. It encourages young people to build up a community of learners about the Holocaust and genocide, through the use of filmed interviews of survivors and interactive elements.
It is also a platform or repository for teachers to share ideas about approaches, resources and programmes which have worked with their students.
The History Speaks resource is provided free of charge to all secondary schools in the UK for the first year. Advanced content and interview resources, which will be added after the launch in January 2009, will be accessible with a payment of £50 plus VAT per school. If you book a video conferencing session with us, you will be given access to the advanced content and additional resources for the duration of the video conferencing session.
Learning about Refugees with Refugees
A Citizenship Education Project
This comprehensive resource contains 19 short films, a teacher’s guide with scheme of work, lesson guidelines, worksheets, documents, picture gallery, concept cards, maps and profiles of refugees. It raises questions about perceptions of refugees and asylum seekers, the role of the media, human rights and responsibilities, democracy, global interdependence, conflict resolution and the impact of extreme ideologies.
“The Refuge Project films are excellent – just the right timing, very good to engage class interest and stimulate discussion.”
Ailish D’Arcy, Head of Careers and History Teacher, West Bridgford Comprehensive School, Nottinghamshire
“This carefully researched resource is a valuable support to teachers in this very important field.”
Tony Breslin, Chief Executive, Citizenship Foundation
Price: £60.00 (usual retail price £90) plus VAT and pp
How Was It Humanly Possible?
A Study of Perpetrators and Bystanders during the Holocaust
In association with Yad Vashem, Jerusalem
Seven teaching units contain case studies, representing actual historical events, presented through eyewitness accounts, documents, testimonies, photographs, art and literature. The case studies have been chosen to present a variety of perpetrators and bystanders and to tell the story of the few men and women who did not accept the evil of mass murder and chose to act differently. Sidebar questions encourage critical thought and discussion of the resources presented. The volume is accompanied by a pedagogical guidebook and CD-ROM containing classroom activities.
“A compelling study of perpetrators and bystanders in the Holocaust, an excellent source of information on the subject.”
Dr Elisabeth Maxwell
183 pp. & 31 pp., paperback
Of the Berlin street: “At this point, I felt things really clicked into place and the children began to understand day-to-day life for Jews.” The carriage was engaging and poignant; children really got to see what happened in reality, but in a sensitive way.” “The home was atmospheric and children got a real feel for life in Germany in the 1930s.”