Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Wiener Library: meeting and discussion

Panel Discussion: Old Enough to Know the Truth?
Learning about the Holocaust is part of the National Curriculum for all secondary school students in Britain, but with a growing number of primary schools now participating in Holocaust Memorial Day, and information about the Holocaust being freely available via the internet, the likelihood of young children asking parents or teachers about the Holocaust is higher than ever before.
To help respond to this shifting educational landscape, The Wiener Library is holding a panel discussion on Thursday 2 February on how and when to introduce the subject to young people. The event will be chaired by former children’s laureate Michael Rosen. The speakers will include Sue Berelowitz, the Deputy Children’s Commissioner for England, Dan Stone, Professor of History at Royal Holloway, University of London, and Emma O’Brien of the Holocaust Education Development Programme at the Institute of Education.
Admission is free of charge, but places must be reserved in advance byemailing the Library or calling 020 7636 7247.