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Holocaust Memorial Day

Added 04 Jan 2021
Tom Palmer - After the War

Thanks to generous funding support from the Marks Family Charitable Trust, the National Literacy Trust has teamed up with award-winning author Tom Palmer to produce free resources which can be used in the classroom or at home, to help schools commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day (Wednesday 27 January 2021).

The resources are designed to be used throughout the week beginning Monday 25 January 2021, and are suitable for use with students aged 9 to 14 (Upper Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3).

Resources comprise:

  • A story in five instalments by Tom Palmer
  • A video assembly presentation, for use on Holocaust Memorial day
  • Videos and worksheets to support and inspire pupils to write their own responses
  • A teacher guide with ideas and sources to support your delivery and children's writing
  • A Facebook live Q&A event with Tom and a survivor on 29 January at 10:30
  • The chance to win a set of six signed copies of Tom Palmer's book After The War (thanks to Barrington Stoke) as part of a prize draw

These resources build on themes and characters from Tom's title After The War, which follows children liberated from concentration camps arriving in the Lake District. After The War has been nominated for the 2021 Carnegie Book Award.

Schools will have the chance to submit their pupils' writing to be showcased on the Lake District Holocaust Memorial Project website.

Further Holocaust Memorial Day resources, including free CPD for teachers, can be accessed from UCL's Centre for Holocaust Education.

Author Tom Palmer provides top tips on how to write your own story

Holocaust Memorial Day writing project: part one

Tom Palmer provides young writers with advice on how to research people and history when writing their own story

Holocaust Memorial Day writing project: part two

Tom Palmer provides young writers with advice on how to plan when writing a story

Holocaust Memorial Day writing project: part three

Tom Palmer provides young writers with advice on how to draft a story

Holocaust Memorial Day writing project: part four

Tom Palmer provides young writers with advice on how to make big edits to their writing

Holocaust Memorial Day writing project: part five

Tom Palmer provides young writers with advice on line editing