The website "Learning from History" is a publication platform
for educational projects (realized in schools
and in out-of-school, youth education)
dedicated to the history of Poland and its neighbors in the 20th century and human rights
Human rights education and historical learning at memorials to mass atrocities
Location / Region: Amsterdam
Institution: Lower Saxony Memorials Foundation/Bergen-Belsen Memorial, Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, International Youth Meeting Centre in Oświęcim, Memorial Center for the History of Political Repression Perm-36
Patron / Project supervision: Lower Saxony Memorials Foundation/Bergen-Belsen Memorial, Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, International Youth Meeting Centre in Oświęcim, Memorial Center for the History of Political Repression Perm-36
Project authors: Lower Saxony Memorials Foundation/Bergen-Belsen Memorial, Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, International Youth Meeting Centre in Oświęcim, Memorial Center for the History of Political Repression Perm-36
Age group: Mixed group
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Contact:

Magdalena Urbaniak, Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum / Poland, educational project coordinator, tel. +48 33 844 81 81, Magdalena.Urbaniak@auschwitz.org

Introductory remarks

This Transnational Training Programme for educators from the field of formal and non-formal education on “Human rights education and historical learning at memorials to mass atrocities“ aims to work out methods and modules of combining of historical learning and human rights education, to test them and spread out.

The project consist of 3 national workshops, then 3 trinational seminars at Lower Saxony Memorials Foundation/Bergen-Belsen Memorial (Germany), Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, International Youth Meeting Centre in Oświęcim (Poland) and Memorial Center for the History of Political Repression Perm-36 (Russia) and finally 3 evaluation workshops. 

The participants of these three countries have to learn about methods of teaching history and human rights and history of mass atrocities connected to the visited memorials. Then they have to work out methods and modules of combining of historical learning and human rights education, to test them and spread out.

Programme of international workshops in Oświęcim and Bergen-Belsen to download.

The learning modules will be at the end of the year 2014 uploaded here.

The workshops are funded by:

State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau 

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The Memorial Foundation for the Victims of Auschwitz-Birkenau

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European Social Fund as part of the programme „Inclusion through Cultural Socialization” of the Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs Lower Saxony

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Lower Saxony State Chancellery and Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs Lower Saxony

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German-Polish Youth Office

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Methods of teaching history and human rights and history of mass atrocities connected to the visited memorials.

Subjects
Totalitarian regimes
Resistance
Propaganda