Prejudices in daily life and in history

Core features of the practice

  • Organisation:

    Institution name: Mémorial de la Shoah
    Institution type: Memorial, memory & education center, not-for profit foundation
    Institution URL:
  • Format:

  • Target population:

    Students, Young people, Educators in formal settings
  • Cost (per practice):

    51-100 euros
  • Setting:

    Your institution, School, Other extra-mural site
  • Themes:

    Citizenship/democracy education, Antisemitism, Racism, Xenophobia and other prejudices, Radicalization prevention
  • Core activities:

    Internet research, Group work, Group discussion, Written activity, Film viewing

Additional information about the practice

    Target population

  • Number of participants:

    Up to 34
  • Age of target population:

  • Additional specifics:

    National/local specifities (e.g. activity targeted to Swedish school students)
  • Components of the practice

  • Topics and objectives:

    What role do prejudices play? How does verbal stigmatisation lead to physical persecutions? Why does propaganda often represent a decisive step in the setting of massacres or genocides? These are the topics students address: they start analysing their own prejudices as well as stereotypes that language and some propaganda images can convey. Finally, they reflect on the role these racist prejudices have played in some historical events from the 19th and 20th century. The aim is to show the invariables in prejudices throughout various historical periods.
  • Materials used:

    Written or other published material, Audiovisual material, Photography, posters
    Link to the material:
  • Material produced:

    Written material
  • Sequence of activities - methodology:

    1. Discussion & analysis of the definition of prejudices 2. Commentary of an animation film on prejudices abroad about French people 3. Deconstruction of commonplace prejudices 4. Document study on prejudices & stereotypes leading to genocides
  • Length of activity:

    Up to 5 hours
  • Is the activity digital?:

  • Accessibility and replicability

  • Language(s) in which activity can be delivered:

  • Is specialist knowledge or professional training required?:

  • If yes, which type?:

    Other, Pedagogy, knowledge of history and understanding of the topic

Qualitative Details

  • Has this practice been evaluated?

  • How many times?:

  • By whom?:

    Participants, Informal non-participant observer, Instructor delivering the practice, Internal evaluator
  • By what means?:

    Informal verbal feedback, Formal verbal feedback, Qualitative written feedback, Quantitative survey
  • Core content knowledge and transferable skills:

    Understanding of the nature of prejudices and the fact that many derive their sources from history; Deconstruction of such prejudices and prevention of their consequences; Understanding and knowledge of today common place prejudices; Develop critical thinking
  • Indicators of success:

    High demand from teachers; positive feedback; constant reevaluation according to feedback
  • Educational coordinator contact details:

    Name: Marini Bambi
    Email address:


The RETHINK project is concerned with bridging formal and informal education. This section explores the factors that make a practice adaptable.

  • Key factors for successful implementation:

    Materials needed
  • Main challenges to teachers adapting this practice for their students:

    Knowledge of the topic
  • Availability of guidance/training/replication materials (and in what language/format currently):

  • Other comments or details: