Being an Upstander - Holocaust Education in NZ Schools

This session is focused on challenging prejudice and discrimination while promoting the 'Upstander' message. Following Yad Vashem's teaching philosophy of safety in and safely out, we will be using the narrative of the Holocaust to address the bystander effect. How we can use the Holocaust to encourage resilience and resistance in the face of adversary?
This session will use specific case studies from the Holocaust which demonstrate resilience and cultural resistance. We hope to provide teachers with some tools they can use in the classroom to support Holocaust education and promote the 'Upstander' message. Prior knowledge of the Holocaust is useful.

Breakout Slot: 
Breakout 1: 10.25 - 11.25am
Presenter Name: 
Libby Proctor, Chris Harris
Lead Presenter Email: 
Email address of second Presenter: 
Tawa College
Curriculum Area: 
Integrated Curriculum
Social Sciences
School Level: 
Both primary and secondary
Presentation Type: 
Status: Full
Holocaust Centre of New Zealand