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Historia magistra vitae? Die Banalität des Kurzschlusses
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) caused a debate. Alexander Demandt’s hypothesis: the fall of the Roman Empire provides immediate historical lessons for today’s migrant crisis which must no longer be ignored.
Geschichtsunterricht im Kinofilm und Holocaust Education
School as the subject of a movie – there are numerous films, ranging from comedies to social dramas, about school, teacher-student relationships, committed and unsuccessful teachers and their teaching methods. The French film ‘Les héritiers’ (English title: Once in a Life Time) came to...
Geschichte als Schulfach definieren
History curriculum documents for schools often contain a statement providing a description or definition of the nature of the subject. Recent developments in South Africa draw attention to the need to provide a justification for the vision and purpose of History as a school subject.
Historische “Spaßguerilla” mit Schleppnetz. Ein Interview
“Weird History,” [Verrückte Geschichte] otherwise known as “Dr. Guido Knapp,” is a pseudonymous German-speaking Twitter account. Launched only a few years ago, the account has been presenting history-related knowledge and surprising historical facts to wide acclaim, with great public reach, and in a highly amusing fashion.
Was ist ein “angemessener” Geschichtstest?
On October 24, 2015, The White House released (on Facebook!) a short speech by President Obama where he addressed growing concerns over the increase in standardized testing in the U.S. President Obama called for “smart, strategic tests” that help kids learn and don’t take the joy out of learning.
Wahrhaftigkeit in der Politik | La vérité en politique
Without a doubt: God wants us to be truthful in what we say and do! What does this mean for politics? In a democracy, voters expect, on the one hand, that politicians tell the truth; on the other hand, politicians often weigh up whether a gentler handling of the "absolute truth" would be more humane. The desire for truth poses great challenges for both...
Die lernende Demokratie in der Krise
Times of crisis are productive times for the humanities. During the oil crisis in 1973, at the very latest, the western world’s certainty about the future began to fade and was gradually replaced by a sense of history that enabled the discipline of history didactics to develop ...
Wer wir sind: Public Historians als multiple Persönlichkeiten?
There is no doubt that, since its inception in the United States, public history has been increasingly professionalized internationally as an academic teaching and research discipline. At German universities, however, its status is still fuzzy. Although ...