Teaching the Holocaust with Listenwise & Facing History resources

Posted by Mary Hendra on March 11, 2019

In our last of three webinars with Listenwise, we explored the possibilities of pairing resources from Facing History and Ourselves and Listenwise to explore the history of the Holocaust. Due to technical difficulties recording the webinar, we weren't able to post it immediately afterwards, but in honor of the CUE Conference this week, we share it now.

Listenwise finds great podcasts and public radio stories to provide immersive learning experiences. In the webinar, they share a harrowing story of survival during the Holocaust as well as an interview with Elie Wiesel. These stories complement the resources in Facing History’s Holocaust and Human Behavior as well as our guide for Teaching Night.

Much of this webinar is also dedicated to the careful work of guiding students through a study of the Holocaust with attention to the emotional journey it entails. When we think about students who may be learning about this level of tragedy and engaging with such troubling details for the first time, it raises key questions:

  • How do we prepare students for this experience?
  • How do we help them journey safely in to this learning and safely through it?


Here is the webinar with links below for the resources mentioned within it:



Links from Facing History mentioned during the webinar:


Coming to CUE?  Learn more about Listenwise at their booth.

Interested in more on pairing Facing History and Listenwise? Here are our previous two webinars:

Prevent Bullying with Empathy Building

Exploring Current Events with an SEL Lens

Topics: Holocaust and Human Behaviour, Listenwise

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