THIS PROGRAMME IS ONLY SUITABLE FOR KS3 AND ABOVEBookingTo book this outreach programme e-mail the Bookings Team.
Key Question: To what extent is the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas an accurate depiction of the Holocaust?
Summary: The engagement day will allow students to analyse the accuracy of the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by exploring the historical context of the period. During the day there will be several workshops that will cover the chronological events of Hitler’s Germany and the Holocaust; the development of Nazi society (Volksgemeinschaft); Ghettoisation and the Death Camps. The workshops will contain primary sources and survivor testimony.
Sample Programme10.00 - Introduction
10.30 - Workshop 1: Timeline
11.30 - Break
11.45 - Workshop 2: Development of Nazi society (Volksgemeinschaft)
12.30 - Lunch
13.00 - Workshop 3: Case Study of a Lodz Ghetto and Auschwitz-Birkenau camp survivor
14.00 - Workshop 4: Extended writing [To what extent is the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas an accurate depiction of the Holocaust?]
14.45 - Plenary
15.00 - Finish
BookingTo book this outreach programme e-mail the Bookings Team.
Overview of Workshops
Workshop 1: TimelineOutcome: To determine the starting point of the Holocaust
SummaryStudents will be provided with key information regarding the period 1933-1945 and will be required to place the information at the correct points along the timeline. This will then stimulate discussion and debate regarding the starting point of the Holocaust.
Workshop 2: Development of Nazi society (Volksgemeinschaft)Outcome: To analyse the accuracy of Bruno’s perception of Nazi society
SummaryStudents will start the session by identifying Bruno’s perception of Nazi society. They might make reference to Bruno’s perception of Jewish people, youth groups, education etc. Students will then be provided with a range of primary sources to examine the process by which Nazi society developed and they will be able to compare and contrast the evidence they gain from the sources against Bruno’s perceptions.
Workshop 3: Lodz Ghetto and Auschwitz-BirkenauOutcome: To develop a deeper understanding of life in the Lodz gehtto and Auschwitz-Birkenau
SummaryStudents will be shown a film from Arek Hersh who talks about his experinces.
Workshop 4: Extended WritingOutcome: To produce an extended piece of writing in response to the Key Question: To what extent is the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas an accurate depiction of the Holocaust?
SummaryStudents will use the evidence they have gathered from each workshop to produce an extended response in relation to the accuracy of the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.
PricesAll prices are based on one day of delivery at your school and include one educator per 30 students and relevant resources:15-30 students = £200 + travelling expenses at 0.45 pence per mile.31-60 students = £400 + travelling expenses at 0.45 pence per mile.61-90 students = £600 + travelling expenses at 0.45 pence per mile.90+ students = please contact the Bookings Team to discuss prices.BookingTo book this outreach programme e-mail the Bookings Team. By booking this workshop you'll receive 12 months free membership of the Centre (worth £144) and receive the following teacher benefits:
a) Education membership cardb) Complimentary copy of Journey's or Survivals and 'How was it Humanly Possible?' - a cross-curricular guide for teachersc) Twice yearly newsletters to update you on our workd) Save 10% in the bookshope) Access to members area including educational resources and teachers tool kit and full access to survivor testimoniesf) Free entry once a year to the Centre for yourself and a colleagueAlternatively you can access the outreach materials to use in your own classroom and a range of other benefits by purchasing a teacher membership.