1. IN MY POCKET Project on the Kindertransport and displaced people, suitable for 9 to 11 year olds, in collaboration with educators in Germany and Scotland.
The project has been further developed for this age group for WA Museum Boola Bardip and other organisations in Australia. These consist of Book Readings with Art & Craft Workshops.
Participants will watch a video and read Dorith Sim’s uplifting true story about her escape, all alone in 1939 from Germany, on the Kindertransport.
Today, there are millions of refugees and displaced people, many of whom are children. This project highlights their difficulties when leaving their country of origin and settling in a new country. They would experience language, identity and belonging issues, the changing of family roles and cultural differences.
It provides a clear link to what young people from diverse backgrounds could see and face about their ethnicities.
This is a creative and interactive program that inspires children to be upstanders and not bystanders, providing them with the tools to bulid strengths to deal with our multicultural communities.
The workshops are free for participants and educators. Next workshop is on 17 June 2023
2. Holocaust Teachers’ Resources & Year 10 Holocaust History Curriculum Resources
by Dr Bill Allen, retired Senior Lecturer in Education
Dr Bill Allen’s new and comprehensive resources are for Year 10 teachers to use to teach the Holocaust component of the in-depth study of World War 2.
Divided into two sets, the first resourse is textual, with lesson outlines, readings, discussion templates, lists of videos and activities. The second is a PowerPoint that accompanies and supports the textual resources.
These online resources are free.
Principal – Lakeland Senior High School
3 . The Handbook:
The Holocaust and the Australian Aboriginal Response written by author Barbara Miller, in collaboration with the WE ARE HERE! Foundation.
This detailed online resource focuses on Australia’s response to the events leading up to and during the Holocaust, and in particular the specific response of Aboriginal political and social activist William Cooper and fellow members of the Australian Aboriginal League (AAL).
Success is not always achieved overnight. William Cooper marched to the Consulate of Germany in Melbourne on 6 December 1938 to present his petition in support of Germany’s Jews. His petition was not accepted. This deed was only fully recognised by the German government in 2017.
The handbook also covers the current worldwide definition of antisemitism and what can be done to stand up to it.
This is a resource for educators and teachers and for upper secondary students and adult education programs in Australia and internationally.
“Some say that William Cooper only performed one act of solidarity in protesting the Germans’ cruel treatment of the Jews. However, I sense that he has become more than a Christian Aboriginal Upstander. He has become a symbol of the bond between Jews and Aborigines which was formed through his protest and which has deepened with the commemoration of his actions.” Barbara Miller, biographer.
Dr Bill Allen, Professor Lynne Cohen, Eli and Jill Rabinowitz