How do you go about studying a disputed history?
Don't study history. Study histories.
Don’t shy away from competing perspectives - seek them out, lay them side by side and examine each of them.
Parallel Histories combines Touchcast’s smart video software with a groundbreaking approach to historical learning.
Our inaugural syllabus takes students from the roots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through to the present day. Students tackle chapters of the region’s history from both angles, with subsequent chapters only unlocking once every perspective has been explored.
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Students from a Jewish school and an Islamic academy met to debate the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, only this time Jewish students argued the pro-Palestinian point of view and Muslim students took the Israeli one.
What happened when boys from a Muslim academy went to JCoSS? "If you said to most people we should get a bunch of Muslim students from an Islamic school and a bunch of Jewish students together and sit them down to debate Israel and Palestine," said Michael Davies, "I think there would be a very sharp intake of breath."
The Guardian’s Helen Pidd reports on our latest venture - an exciting partnership with Abrar Academy.
“The private Abrar Academy is pioneering a groundbreaking method of teaching the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict.”
Our challenge: make a 2 minute interactive video responding to the question 'Should Britain be praised or blamed for the Balfour Declaration?’
Open to students from all schools and colleges. Winners receive cash prizes, and the change to be published. We aren't looking for any answer in particular - just thoughtful ones.