Teaching Challenges

Making the Past Relevant

History education deals with the past. History education is about getting knowledge about the past and training skills in interpreting the past. But history education is also about understanding and interpreting the past in the light of the present and with a perspective to the future. History education that only deals with the past runs the risk of making students think that history is dead and gone, and that the subject is of little importance to their daily lives. It is therefore necessary that history educators plan learning activities in a way that makes the past relevant to their students. The aim is not only to make students more active during lessons, but also to create added value to history education by developing in students an interest in people and societies past and present, and in this way contributing to their citizenship-building.

Learning Activities