This policy outlines the requirements for Holocaust Education in school-based curriculum programs in Victorian government secondary schools.
All Victorian government school students must be taught about the Holocaust as part of the school’s Level 9/10 World War II History curriculum program.
Schools are expected to align the design and delivery of their Holocaust Education program to the and the guidance and tips provided in the of this policy, which have been developed with teachers who are currently teaching the Holocaust in Victoria and Holocaust Education experts from Victorian, national and international organisations and universities. This guidance identifies 8 characteristics of a quality Holocaust Education program:
- Program is clearly and comprehensively aligned to the Victorian Curriculum: History.
- Program is logically sequenced and thematically rich and explores the significance of the Holocaust.
- The Holocaust is taught with all essential components.
- Program is factually accurate, rich in primary source material, and incorporates Victorian-specific content.
- Learning resources used are well designed and varied.
- Program has experiential components.
- Pedagogical choices enable deep learning, are sensitive to the particularities and complexities of the Holocaust, and are inclusive of diverse learners.
- Assessment opportunities are appropriate, varied and engaging.
Reviewed 26 October 2021