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1. Introducing a Gender Perspective in History Teaching:

HISTOLAB Tutorial - Introducing a Gender Perspective in History Teaching

This HISTOLAB Tutorial showcases ways in which history educators can integrate gender perspectives into their teaching practice. They offer practical guidance by presenting both suitable methods and resources to use in the classroom. While in the first half, Dr Georgina CHRISTOU (University of Cyprus) showcases materials and teaching practices that allow teachers to meaningfully address women's history, in the second half Gabriella KOMOLY (Zachor Foundation, Hungary) demonstrates ways to teach about the persecution of LGBTQI+ persons under the Nazi regime based on the digital archive iWitness of the USC Shoah Foundation

Links to the resources presented in the tutorial:

A) How to introduce gender in history teaching  

B) A Space of Our Own 

C) Statues for Equality 

D)iWitness (by the USC Shoah Foundation) 




2. How to teach about Roma history and culture

HISTOLAB Tutorial - How to teach about Roma history and culture

In this HISTOLAB Tutorial dedicated to teaching Roma history and culture, Dr. Anna Mirga-Kruszelnicka, Deputy Director of the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture presents an impressive range of resources available on the topic produced by the Institute, as well as Council of Europe standards, resources and publications in relation to teaching Roma history.

Links to the resources presented in the tutorial:

A) Roma History Factsheets →

B) The Representation of Roma in European Curricula and Textbooks →

C) Council of Europe Recommendation on the Inclusion of the history of Roma and/or Travellers in school curricula and teaching material →

D) Barvalipe Online University →

E) Gypsies, Roma, Travellers: An Animated History → 

F) Mirrors – Manual on combating antigypsyism through human rights education →

G) RomArchive →

H) Re-thinking Roma Resistance →

I) Roma Heroes →


3. Multiperspectivity and Monuments

HISTOLAB Tutorial - Multiperspectivity and Monuments

Arthur Chapman is Professor of History Education and Head of Department of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment at IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society, University College London. In this fascinating tutorial, Prof. Chapman shows how multiperspectivity is used when helping students interpret monuments, with concrete examples for each case.

A) On the presences and absences of pasts →

HISTOLAB produces a series of tutorials to encourage innovation in history education based on multi-perspectivity, the appreciation for diversity and the promotion of human rights and democracy. The tutorials give practical guidance to modernise history teaching and offer  innovative approaches to selected topics. The tutorials present different resources and demonstrate concrete ways to use them in the classroom. By presenting topics that are fundamentally important today from different historical perspectives, such innovative history teaching will strengthen learners’ appreciation for democracy and their self-awareness as democratic citizens.
4. Teaching sensitive histories through war photography
5. Teaching about the Holocaust
6. Using videogames in history teaching
7. Role play as a way to approach history from multiple perspectives