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  • Bilingual History classes (CLIL) – no, thanks!

    Bilingualer Geschichtsunterricht – Nein Danke!

    The North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) education portal grandiosely states: "Bilingual teaching is a formula for success. The DESI (Deutsch-Englisch Schülerleistungen International) study commissioned by the Conference of German Education Ministers, projects at different schools, 

    Bilingual History classes (CLIL) – no, thanks!
  • Historicising role models, historical-political remembrance

    Historisierte Leitbilder, geschichtspolitisches Gedenken

    Do you know the country’s memorial foundations for outstanding German statesmen [Politikergedenkstiftungen]? One of them or even all of them? Sometimes it is hard to imagine that the nationally funded German memorial landscape might include more than just ...

    Historicising role models, historical-political remembrance
  • How We Talk About Our History

    Wie wir über unsere Geschichte sprechen | La façon dont nous parlons de notre histoire

    While the German President, Joachim Gauck, is giving Turkey unsolicited suggestions about how to deal with the Armenian genocide, the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, in her speech on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Dachau concentration camp

    How We Talk About Our History
  • Rhodes must fall! Anatomy of a Protest

    Rhodes muss gestürzt werden! Anatomie eines Protestes

    The recent protests about the statue of Rhodes at the University of Cape Town (UCT) have resulted in much debate and media coverage. They also present an opportunity to analyse elements of public history and its role.

    Rhodes must fall! Anatomy of a Protest
  • Iconoclasm Backwards. A Lost Memorial Site

    Denkmalsturz rückwärts. Ein verlorener Gedenkort | Iconoclasme inverse. Un lieu de mémoire perdu

    Following the irreparable destruction of the equestrian statue depicting Wilhelm I at the Deutsches Eck (German Corner) in Koblenz, a national flag, mounted on the abandoned torso, was located there from 1953 till 1993. ...

    Iconoclasm Backwards. A Lost Memorial Site
  • Politicizing AP U.S. History? (APUSH)

    Politisierung des Unterrichts zur US-Geschichte?

    In February, Oklahoma state legislators considered a bill declaring an “emergency” in the U.S. history curriculum because of the revised Advanced Placement U.S. History course. An emergency! What was all this about?

    Politicizing AP U.S. History? (APUSH)
  • Once again: Curricula

    Noch einmal: Curricula

    In a contribution recently published here, Holger Thünemann called for a more intensive discussion of curricula. The drafting of a new curriculum in Berlin/Brandenburg has sparked a lively debate. To my mind, it seems quite ...

    Once again: Curricula
  • 43 Are Missing from the Teaching of History in Mexico

    43 Vermisste im mexikanischen Geschichtsunterricht / A la enseñanza de la historia en México le faltan 43

    Mexico is experiencing a drawn-out crisis in human rights. The disappearance and subsequent murder of 43 students studying to be rural teachers last September is yet another example of this. At the same time, programs for studying history at the level of basic education and teacher training deny this reality.

    43 Are Missing from the Teaching of History in Mexico

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