The Israeli airstrikes destroyed Al Zahra City. Residential towers in the Gaza Strip were turned into rubble during an Israeli airstrike, with at least twenty-five residential towers being targeted. Photo: Alef Multimedia Company/ Oxfam

Talking about Israel and Palestine in school?

Here are eight ways to help young people learn, think and act.

The horrific escalation of conflict in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory (Palestine) is traumatic for young people who have been regularly exposed to distressing images and information. In this context schools have a duty to be safe spaces where young people can make sense of the world, discuss their questions, and have their voices heard. So, whether it’s helping children to spot media misinformation or to speak out safely and inclusively, there are many ways teachers can support young people to think about and respond to the conflict in Israel and Palestine.

'Talking about Israel and Palestine in School?' suggests eight ways teachers may help young people to learn, think and act about the conflict in Israel and Palestine.

Oxfam’s Teaching Controversial Issues guide uses a global citizenship education lens for teaching about controversial and challenging issues and includes practical suggestions for classroom activities.