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Schweber, Simone. “Simulating Survival.” Curriculum Inquiry 33(2) (2003): 139-88.


This is a lengthy description of one teacher’s experience devising and facilitating a Holocaust teaching project. Schweber is very self-reflective about her own performance and curriculum design. Although her discussion centres around her own experiences, she is able to draw out some of the general problems that will confront any educator who is interested in including teaching about the Holocaust in their educational programs. In particular, Schweber raises the question as to whether it is appropriate to teach this topic in particular classrooms, such as elementary classrooms. A rebuttal to Schweber’s arguments and her response is included in this same issue.

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