Simple Examination Tasks Instead of Complicated Tests!

History teachers should consider how they want to assess the learning success of students right at the beginning of their planning work.

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/8-2020-7/simple-examinations/

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What Influences Public History the Most

It is the history-related beliefs of teachers that make the difference. The communication of history in public as well is less influenced by scientific findings than by the beliefs of the people involved.

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/7-2019-19/historical-beliefs/

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Gamification as a Miracle Cure for Public History?

Gamification is on everyone’s lips and it's industry is booming. It is changing the teaching of history in schools and in public. Are there any limits to gamification when teaching history?

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/6-2017-37/gamification-cure-public-history/

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Stamps Influence and Mirror Public History

History is everywhere – but it is not always easy to perceive it. A sharpened view is needed as the example of the "stamp" illustrates. Stamps are in fact an ideal window into history.

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/6-2018-12/stamps-public-history/

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National Day at School?

Are national days good examples of the wide-ranging influence of public history when it comes to building historical beliefs among the majority of the population?

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/5-2017-28/national-day-at-school/

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How Should History of One’s Own Country Be Taught?

We can observe great differences in how teachers deal with the history of their own country ("Heimatkunde") in the classroom. Some of them impart the national master narrative. Others present counter-narratives.

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/5-2017-13/how-should-history-of-ones-own-country-be-taught/

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A Museum for Every School!

English

Whoever visits schools in Asia, soon knows the traditional procedure: First of all, there is the welcome reception at the large office of the director, and before attending any lessons in the classroom, a visit of the school museum takes place. There, students first explain the history of the school and then its present profile. Why do we have so little historical awareness in German-speaking countries when it comes to school matters?

 

 

School history and school museum as a great opportunity

It is beyond comprehension that schools in this country rarely take advantage of this great opportunity. Especially today, when schools are required to have their own profiles, history offers the opportunity to support the building of school identity: Where exactly did teaching take place at the school site 60 years ago and 30 years ago? What subjects appeared in the school timetable, and what did the textbooks look like?

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Quelle: http://public-history-weekly.oldenbourg-verlag.de/4-2016-8/a-museum-for-every-school/

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Social Identity Through Public History

English

Public History promotes social identity. It is, simultaneously, an opportunity, a danger and a challenge. In particular, actors in Public History are required to take into consideration the need for identification as well as the necessity for reflected dissociation.

 

 

Anniversaries of national self-assertion

2015 is an anniversary year in Switzerland: In 1315, the Battle of Morgarten occurred. A force from Schwyz defeated the army of Habsburg knights under the command of Duke Leopold on the shores of Lake Ägeri. In 1415, the Swiss Confederates conquered the region of Aargau that was, at the time, still under Habsburg rule.

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Quelle: http://public-history-weekly.oldenbourg-verlag.de/3-2015-25/social-identity-through-public-history/

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