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

    Series of webinars

    The webinars are produced for teachers of primary schools and secondary schools working with students aged 13–18, in particular teachers of history and civic education, as well as form teachers especially from Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary and all English-speaking schools. We invite you to participate in these webinars delivered in English and aimed at presenting free educational resources available on the 'Hi-Story Lessons' platform . During the webinars, the webinar speakers will give practical advice on how to use the resources they have developed and discuss how to talk to students about 20th-century history from the perspective of different European countries. The teaching resources are available 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 European Network Remembrance and Solidarity. Bijoś has a master's degree in history from the University of Warsaw and is an experienced educator, facilitating meetings and webinars as well as creating educational resources. She is the co-author of the 'Cities and Memory' guidebook series and aims to make history more accessible.

    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

    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.

    Sign up for the webinar here