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    ‘Hi-story Lessons – methods and resources for history teaching’

    Series of webinars and workshops

    The webinars and workshops are dedicated to teachers of history and civic education of primary schools and secondary schools, as well as for teachers especially from Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary and all English-speaking schools. Yet any history enthusiast will find them interesting and engaging.

    Within the series of webinars and workshops, which were conducted as part of the ‘Hi-story Lessons’ project, experts deliver an invaluable knowledge, ready-to-use educational resources, exchange their experience and give practical advice on how to use the resources they have developed, as well as how to talk to students about 20th-century history from the perspective of different European countries. Topics to be covered in the webinars include, among others, the education on Holocaust, disinformation, resistance and solidarity.

    The teaching resources are available on the 'Hi-Story Lessons' platform , in English, Polish, German, Slovak, Czech, Romanian and Hungarian.

    The series of webinars will be delivered by Urszula Bijoś, the coordinator of the 'Hi-story Lessons: Teaching 20th-century European History' project for the ENRS.

    Where? The webinars are to be held on ZOOM.

    Enrolment: Sign up for each webinar separately – links to the registration forms can be found below.

    Webinars in English

    29 March 2023, 3 pm CET

    Webinar ‘Against the Holocaust: Jewish Resistance Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and examples from the Vilnius region

    Speakers: Justyna Majewska, PhD (Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw) and Daniela Ozacky-Stern, PhD (Bar-Ilan University, Western Galilee College)

    The webinar is dedicated to Jewish resistance to the Holocaust as exemplified by the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and various forms of Jewish resistance in the Vilnius region (Lithuania). The event is part of the international remembrance campaign:

    The webinar presents primary sources (photos, documents, maps, poems), teaching resources (infographics, lesson plans), guidelines on how to address the topic in the classroom, that could be used in the preparation of a lesson about Jewish resistance to the Holocaust.

    ’Against the Holocaust: Jewish Resistance’ is part of the series of webinars ‘Hi-story Lessons – methods and resources for history teaching’ – a multilingual educational platform for teachers, educators and students with free, ready-to-use resources on 20th-century European history, disinformation and historical manipulation. Learn more at 

    19 January 2023, 5 pm CET

    Resources for history teachers: 27 January, International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Speakers: Julia Mayr (Bundesgymnasium und Bundesrealgymnasium Enns), Urszula Bijoś (ENRS)

    The webinar is aimed for primary and secondary school teachers working with students aged 13–18, in particular teachers of history and civic education, as well as teachers of other subjects. On 27. January, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau German Nazi Concentration Camp, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day is commemorated. This day, established by the United Nations, might be an opportunity to introduce the topic of the Holocaust to your students. We encourage you to plan and conduct a lesson or a school event to commemorate the remembrance day. During the webinar we will present a new educational kit of teaching resources about the Holocaust which help you prepare an interactive lesson for your students. Julia Mayer, a teacher from Bundesgymnasium und Bundesrealgymnasium Enns in Austria, will talk about ways to prepare students to discuss the topic of the Holocaust. During the webinar, we will explore the free resources available on the ‘Hi-story Lessons’ platform, such as the infographics, maps, various sources of information, lesson plans and animations.

    Julia Mayr teaches History and English at the Bundesgymnasium and Bundesrealgymnasium Enns. She is a regional coordinator in Upper Austria for _erinnern.at_, which develops educational materials in the field of Holocaust education and the prevention of antisemitism and racism. For years, she has dedicated her work to the remembrance of the concentration camps Gusen, its deportees and the commemoration at the memorial sites.