Education Workshop: Israel-Palestine in secondary schools & having the confidence to teach it

This was a three-hour FREE workshop being hosted by the Balfour Project on the morning of Saturday 25 June.

The workshop was primarily for secondary school history teachers but anyone interested in the teaching of Palestine – Israel is very welcome to join us. The sessions will include short presentations, discussions and Q & As.

Our objective is to persuade more schools to teach about Israel – Palestine, because of the importance of the subject in Britain’s past, present and future, and its continuing importance to international human rights, international law, peace, justice and equality. 

The Balfour Project charity’s aims are educational. That is why we are holding a series of workshops involving secondary school teachers, with the help of the National Education Union and others. The aim is to encourage the balanced teaching of Israel/Palestine in more British secondary schools – no more, no less. The lesson content is entirely a matter for school decision.  We seek to assist teachers by pointing to a diverse range of existing teaching materials.

The 25 June workshop was on a Saturday, rather than a school working day, on the advice of teacher associations. Our workshop was recorded and put on our website. We will gladly discuss its contents subsequently with any teacher unable to join the workshop on the day.

Anyone who has any questions is welcome to contact Mike Scott-Baumann, the organiser, after the event on

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