Education and Encounter after October 7 Implications for German-Israeli Youth Exchange and Dealing with Antisemitism

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Toolkit zur Begleitung von Jugendaustauschprogrammen

Wie können wir auf die Ereignisse des 7. Oktober in Israel Bezug nehmen?

Wie können wir etwas darüber erfahren, was genau den Menschen im Süden Israels passiert ist, die an diesem Tag angegriffen wurden?

Wie können wir uns die Auswirkungen des 7. Oktober auf das Leben und die Diskurse in Israel, aber auch in Deutschland bewusst machen?

Das englischsprachige Toolkit „Education and Encounter after October 7“ bietet Orientierungshilfen und pädagogische Anregungen für Multiplikator*innen im deutsch-israelischen Jugendaustausch. Es soll dabei unterstützen, die Ereignisse des 7. Oktobers in der pädagogischen Arbeit mit jungen Menschen zu thematisieren. Neben der Suche nach einer geeigneten Sprache, um über diese Ereignisse zu sprechen, ermutigt das Toolkit pädagogische Fachkräfte aus beiden Ländern, zu diesen Themen bilateral in Austausch zu treten.

Das bereitgestellte Material beleuchtet die Auswirkungen der Ereignisse auf die israelische Gesellschaft und schärft das Bewusstsein für den zunehmenden Antisemitismus in Deutschland sowie weltweit. Es unterstreicht die Bedeutung des Gedenkens der von den Anschlägen am 7. Oktober Betroffenen. Zudem hebt das Toolkit die kontinuierlichen Bemühungen hervor, die Verbindungen zwischen jungen Menschen aus Deutschland und Israel in diesen schwierigen Zeiten zu stärken.

Eine Printausgabe des Toolkits kann gegen Erstattung der Portokosten bei ConAct bestellt werden. Der Versand ist nur innerhalb Deutschlands möglich.

Angebote

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Videos

Videos “Voices of Young People in Israel”

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Toolkit for Facilitators of Youth Exchange Programs

How can we relate to the events of October 7 in Israel?

How can we get some insight into what exactly happened to the people in the south of Israel who were attacked on that day?

How can we shape our awareness regarding the impact of October 7 on life and discourses in Israel, but also in Germany?

The toolkit “Education and Encounter after October 7” provides guidance and educational resources for facilitators of German-Israeli Youth Exchange programs. It aims to help them effectively address the events of October 7 within an educational context when working with young people. In addition to finding suitable language to talk and learn about these events, the toolkit encourages facilitators from both countries to engage in bilateral discussions on these topics.

The provided material sheds light on the impact of the events on Israeli society and raises awareness of the increasing antisemitism in Germany and worldwide. It emphasizes the importance of remembering and honoring those affected by the attacks of October 7. Last, the toolkit highlights the continuous effort to strengthen bonds among young people from Germany and Israel amid these challenging times.

A printed version of the toolkit can be ordered from ConAct for the price of postage costs. Shipping is only possible within Germany.


Anhänge/Appendices

For each activity, there is a digital appendix with the working materials required to carry out the method – worksheets, texts, examples of images and quotations as well as work assignments. The appendix for each activity is provided as a PDF on this website and must be downloaded and printed out before carrying out the activity. On the first page of each activity in the toolkit, there is a QR code and a URL that leads to the respective PDF.


CHAPTER 1

OCTOBER 7 AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE ISRAELI SOCIETY

  • Overview of the events of and after October 7

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OCTOBER 7 AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE GERMAN SOCIETY

  • Overview of the events of and after October 7

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CHAPTER 2

Part I – Educational Activities for the Preparation of a German-Israeli Youth Exchange Program

  • Activity I: When Their Worlds Stopped … What Happened on October 7 in Israel?

Download appendix (Part I, Act. I)

  • Activity II: How Are You? … Insights into Life in Israel after October 7

Download appendix (Part I, Act. II)

  • Activity III: The Feeling of Isolation … Views on Antisemitism in Germany

Download appendix (Part I, Act. III)

  • Activity V: Not Everything Is Antisemitism, but How Can We Tell?

Download appendix (Part I, Act. V)

PART II – Educational Activities in the Course of a German-Israeli Youth Exchange Program

  • Activity I: October 7 and Us – Being Young Amidst This War

Download appendix (Part II, Act. I)

  • Activity II: Social Media and the Events of October 7

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  • Activity III: Our Alphabet of Resilience

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CHAPTER 3

Further Suggested Material

III. Artistic Production after October 7

  • Artistic Pictures

Download appendix of artistic pictures

  • Songs

Download appendix of songs and lyrics

  • Poems

Download appendix of poems