Medieval anti-Judaism and modern anti-Semitism (EN-CUR-187)

The aim of the learning scenario is to understand that anti-Semitism is not an exclusively modern phenomenon and that the roots of anti-Semitism can be traced back to medieval times. Stereotypical representation of the Jews is rooted in European culture. Prejudice and stereotypes towards Jews from medieval time can be compared and connected to modern anti-Semitism. This lesson can be integrated in WWII lessons in History classes, confronting stereotypes and prejudice in Civic Education. Moreover, it can be used in Sociology in lessons which deal with stereotypes, prejudice, intolerance, hate speech or propaganda.

This learning scenario has been developed during the English version of the “Europeana in your classroom: building 21st-century competences with digital cultural heritage” online course. The course aimed to improve teachers’ understanding of cultural heritage in order to efficiently integrate it into their lessons and practices. The courses can be accessed here.

Authors: Ida Ljubić

Age of students: 13-15

Subject and topic: History, Civic Education, Sociology

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