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The Holocaust Explained


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Teaching resources to explain the Holocaust to KS3 Students in History and Citizenship.

The Holocaust Explained is a website that provides teaching and learning resources for use at KS3. It has been designed to help pupils with their school work about the Holocaust. The intention of the website is to offer pupils information all in one place in an age-appropriate manner. In order to appeal to different pupils, photographs, artwork, maps and other resources have been used to make the content accessible to pupils at Key Stage 3. While the website has been designed for independent use by pupils, Key Stage 3 teachers may find that various aspects of the website can be used in lessons via an interactive whiteboard to develop pupils’ understanding of the Holocaust.

Educational materials on all aspects of the Holocaust for KS3 pupils

Through this website, KS3 pupils can learn about the development of Hitler’s ideas that led to the Final Solution. Pupils can find out why the Nazi dictatorship built ghettos, concentration camps and eventually extermination camps such as Auschwitz. There is also educational material on the human experiences of the Holocaust Survivors. Supplying pupils with this knowlege can give them an understanding of this History subject but it can also help them develop their Citizenship and PSHE skills when looking at Racism.

Pupils can access four interactive timelines that put the events of the Holocaust into context. This is useful in developing their chronological awareness and understanding in History. A chronology of Jewish history, anti-semitism and Nazi anti-semitism is provided on the website.

The Holocaust Explained covers various lines of enquiry:

What was the Holocaust?

How did the Nazis gain power?

What were camps?

Life in Nazi-controlled Europe and responses to the Holocaust are also considered as part of the materials on this website.

 This is an excellent website to support pupils’ learning in Key Stage 3 History and is worth bringing to their attention or investigating in terms of the potential for use within the secondary classroom. 


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