Coordinating Teacher FAQs

Thank you for your interest in Lessons from Auschwitz. Please view our FAQs below:

What does Lessons from Auschwitz comprise of?

Who is Lessons from Auschwitz open to?

How much does it cost?

How can I ensure my students can participate – what technology will they need?

Is attendance at the online seminars compulsory?

How long will my students need to spend on completing the independent-learning modules?

What do my students need to do before the Orientation Seminar?

How can my students access the virtual reality and online seminar elements of the project?

What is expected from my students?

What is expected from me as a teacher?

My students have Special Educational Needs; how can they participate?

How do I choose students to participate?

Where can I find the risk assessment for this project?


What does Lessons from Auschwitz comprise of?

Lessons from Auschwitz is comprised of two online seminars, five self-guided learning modules hosted on a new, bespoke online learning platform and a one-day Visit to Poland. For the final stage of the course students will be expected to undertake a Next Steps project to pass their learning on to their school and community.

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Who is Lessons from Auschwitz open to?

The project is open to students aged 16-18 years, and in post-16 education, per school/college. Students can be studying any subject and can be from any ethnic, religious, social, economic or cultural background.

Lessons from Auschwitz Online is open to students from state schools and colleges in England, and students in post-16 education from any school or college in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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How much does it cost?

Lessons from Auschwitz is offered for £59 per participant – this fee covers all course materials as well as the flights to and from Poland for the day visit. 

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How can I ensure my students can participate – what technology will they need?

Students will need access to a computer, smartphone or tablet in order to access the learning platform and online seminars. As most students will complete their independent, online learning outside of school hours, students must have access to these devices outside of school time.

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Is attendance at the online seminars compulsory?

Yes, students will need to attend each of the online seminars. Failure to attend an online seminar may result in a student being withdrawn from the project.

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How long will my students need to spend on completing the independent-learning modules?

While each student will work at their own pace, the modules shouldn’t take longer than 3-5 hours over the span of the project.

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What do my students need to do before the Orientation Seminar?

Students need to complete their online registration ahead of the start of the project. They will also need to complete an Introductory Module on the learning platform before attending the Orientation Seminar.

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How can my students access the virtual reality and online seminar elements of the project?

The virtual reality elements of the project will be a guided experience. We will send your students a cardboard virtual reality headset compatible with most smartphones as part of their pre-course pack. If your students do not have access to a smartphone, they will still be able to view the content on any laptop, desktop computer or tablet

If your students will be accessing the online seminars from school, it is vital that your IT department unblocks both Zoom and signin.lfaproject.org.uk on your local network.

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What is expected from my students?

Attendance at the online seminars is mandatory, and all participants must complete the self-guided learning modules in order to complete the course. Students will also be required to complete a Next Steps project, helping them to disseminate what they have learned on the course.

Students will also be taking part in group discussions in smaller breakout rooms. Please ensure that your students have access to the equipment necessary for participation, including cameras, microphones and a quiet space for learning.

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What is expected from me as a teacher?

As a coordinating teacher, you will be responsible for ensuring your students have completed their registration and are able to join the online seminars. You will also need to upload a signed consent form before your students may join the course. Coordinating teachers also support students as they plan and deliver their Next Steps.

Teacher places on the project are only available to schools where a student needs extra educational support in order to participate.

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My students have Special Educational Needs; how can they participate?

We have worked hard to ensure the platform is as accessible as possible, ensuring it meets the relevant WCAG 2.1 level AA accessibility standards. All videos include written transcripts, and subtitles are available for the online seminars.

If you feel your students may require other further support to allow them to participate, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. straightaway so we can help. Please include details of your school name and geographical region in your correspondence with us.

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How do I choose students to participate?

Please view the guidance on our website for suggestions on how to choose your students.

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Where can I find the risk assessment for this project?

Our risk assessment can be downloaded here.

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