“Hatred is born of ignorance: fear is its father, and isolation is its mother”
Educating Our Future
Ignorance has always proven to be fertile breeding grounds for hate. Antisemitism, however, being based on misinformation, disinformation, distortion of facts, and denial of history banks on ignorance to successfully implant its hate in unsuspecting and unwitting targets.
The only answer to antisemitism that begins to address its root causes is education, education, and more education!
A BRIEF AND VISUAL HISTORY OF ANTISEMITISM
Working with lots of relevant source material, the textbook aims to engage younger audiences, whose attention is being pulled to digital devices, with bright and colorful illustrations, infographics, and archival materials.
To make the textbook even more engaging, students will be able to use their smartphones to scan relevant pages and access additional media like videos, slideshows, soundbytes and original documents.
As part of the package for schools, a teacher’s guide that outlines the learning goals and outcomes of each chapter, as well as guidance on how to coach the students through the difficult subject.
BREADTH & DEPTH
Even with the emphasis on engaging visuals and short, succinct, easy-to-read paragraphs, the textbook is rather comprehensive in its accounting of the long history of antisemitism, weaving together many known, but far more unknown, tragic episodes the Jewish people encountered. More importantly, it brings that history into the present for analysis so that more effective counter strategies can be devised.
In addition to the core text, students will encounter subsections like “Did you know?” and “Recurring Question” that provoke their thoughts, requiring them to wrestle with difficult questions. Additionally, the end of each chapter poses questions for further reflection and research along with an index of all the key terms and people highlighted throughout the chapter.