Duffy and Cowan investigate the interdisciplinary learning teaching approach in teaching the Holocaust to primary 7 students (aged 10-11 years). In this study, focus is placed on integrating History, Poetry, Art and Music over a period of eight weeks. In doing so, the authors provide new insight into classroom teaching approaches adopted in teaching the Holocaust in the primary teaching context. This chapter demonstrates the importance of teacher preparation prior to teaching the Holocaust in terms of classroom ethos, and identifies several features of good practice. It concludes that interdisciplinary learning is an effective means of engaging primary students in their first encounters with the Holocaust, and in developing their historical knowledge and critical thinking.
|Title of host publication||Holocaust Education in Primary Schools in the Twenty-First Century|
|Subtitle of host publication||Current Practices, Potentials and Ways Forward|
|Editors||Claus-Christian W. Szejnmann, Paula Cowan, James Griffiths|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Jul 2018|
|Name||The Holocaust and its Contexts|
Duffy, G., & Cowan, P. (2018). Poetry, charcoal and a requiem: an interdisciplinary approach to teaching the Holocaust to primary students. In C-C. W. Szejnmann, P. Cowan, & J. Griffiths (Eds.), Holocaust Education in Primary Schools in the Twenty-First Century: Current Practices, Potentials and Ways Forward (pp. 57-73). (The Holocaust and its Contexts). Palgrave Macmillan. https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783319730981