Tag Archive for ‘Curriculum (Lehrplan)’

Defining History as a School Subject

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.

Once again: 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 …

Decoding Da Vinci? A Public History Affair

The Da Vinci Code was a work of fiction, but significant public interest in its claim to be drawing on a hidden history of Christianity forced agents of the Catholic Church, and scholars within the academy, to challenge the book’s historical and theological errors.  …

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