Mexico debates if Spain should apologize for crimes during the Conquista de México. The controversy shows the urgency to write a new history that fights contemporary racism and inequality.
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In September 2017 Mexico was struck by earthquakes. The ruins have triggered many debates. How can history studies young people to comprehend natural disasters as products of human responsibility?
In order to understand previous and contemporary political conflicts through history education in both formal and informal environments, it is imperative to comprehend what has happened and where a certain event has happened.
What interpretations of Mexico-United States relations will the new curriculum of Mexican history recommend? What should we study to prepare a critical citizenry?
July 2, 2015 marked the centennial of the death of dictator Porfirio Díaz, who governed Mexico from 1876 to 1910, when he was overthrown by the Mexican Revolution. Public opinion took advantage of the occasion to debate again his significance in Mexican history. But the historical significance of Porfirio …
Contemporary didactic proposals for history teaching in Mexico have been concerned with the proximity between professional historical thought and its teaching, without modifying traditional historical narratives taught in schools. However …
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.
Are historical representations and collective memories one and the same thing? Why and how do they coincide or differ? Local and national contexts most definitely play an important role in this respect