Hello! Welcome to the RETHINK eLearning Platform. We’re glad that you’ve decided to join us and begin our course.

We’re a group of formal and informal education institutions focused on remembrance. We’ve compiled the remembrance education practices that have worked best in our experience, and adapted them to work in a classroom setting, just for you. This course will lead you through the different concepts and theories related to remembrance education, as well as offer practical tools and activities you can implement with your students.

A few tips:
  • The modules can be completed in any order, so there is no necessary ‘first module’ or ‘last module’. Just pick whichever topic you like best, and you are off!
  • This course’s modules also work best when used in conjunction with the Teachers Guide, also developed as part of our project. This is the guidebook companion to the eLearning Platform, and we will reference it quite a few times throughout the platform. You can find the guide here.
  • The target audience of this course are secondary school teachers. Interspersed throughout the modules are activities and exercises that teachers can download and use with their students. 
Please note that the majority of the practices presented throughout the eLearning Platform and the Teachers Guide are related to the Holocaust, due to the majority of institutions involved in the project dealing explicitly with Holocaust remembrance in their work. However, many of the activities within each practice can be adapted to apply to any remembrance context, including but not limited to: the 1990s wars in the Western Balkans, crimes and human rights abuses committed under communist rule in Eastern Europe, civil war and uprising atrocities, and the transnational slave trade. We hope that as you explore our eLearning Platform, you will be inspired to find connections between different remembrance contexts and ways of teaching about remembrance. 


EARN A CERTIFICATE

Each of the 8 modules includes a badge of completion. To receive the RETHINK certificate, you will need to complete a minimum of 5 modules out of the 8 offered.


Available courses

Making the Past relevant for Today

Making the Past relevant for Today

This module serves as a general introduction to remembrance education. It gives an overview of the possibilities to work with remembrance education: to encourage self-reflection and to bring the past critically into an educational context.


Multiperspectivity in Remembrance Education

Multiperspectivity in Remembrance Education

This module will support teachers to apply a multiperspective approach to remembrance education. The module will introduce different multiperspective methods that are applied to the context of remembrance.

Preparation for a Visit to a Remembrance Site

Preparation for a Visit to a Remembrance Site

Students should be prepared both emotionally and content-wise, especially for a visit to an authentic memorial site. For the teacher and site educator, it is important to adapt their content and teaching style to the group they are supervising so they can provide a suitable learning experience. 


Teaching with video-testimonies of victims of National Socialism

Teaching with video-testimonies of victims of National Socialism

Video-testimonies of victims of National Socialism in particular have proven to be a quite useful tool in the prevention of anti-Semitism. In this module, educators hence will get an overview over the potential possibilities that video-testimonies offer for teaching, especially in regards to Holocaust education. 


Making the Most of Digital Archives in Class

Making the Most of Digital Archives in Class

Module will support teachers and provide them knowledge about the variety of the digital archives and its’ resources and how to apply their content in remembrance education. The module will give teachers skills how to navigate in the sea of a digital collections and raise their awareness of its’ online availability.

Dealing with Hate Speech

Dealing with Hate Speech

In recent times, a major attention has been directed to episodes when freedom of speech is abused to share discriminatory hate towards a particular individual or group. "Hate speech" has happened multiple times in history but still is hard to understand and address. Through this module we will give clarity to what falls under this definition and how we can support our students in analysing their and others' communication and act for their and others' safety. 

Addressing Propaganda Today

Addressing Propaganda Today

This module allows educators to explore the subject of propaganda by interpretation and analysis. We will examine and discuss various examples of (contemporary) propaganda and learn to recognize propaganda techniques. This way, the module will offer tools and skills to teach propaganda in the classroom. 

Prejudices & stereotyping: in everyday life and throughout history

Prejudices & stereotyping: in everyday life and throughout history

This online module will help teachers recognize prejudices and stereotypes, understand the link with antisemitism and racism and deconstruct them, through an analysis of historical examples.