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Online Course on Online Teaching

Still teaching remotely and struggling to keep your students engaged? Are you eager to try new teaching strategies and tools that help your students stay on topic even when at home, surrounded by many distractions?  

Then follow our online crash course on online teaching!

In our latest lesson "Sifting the Fabulous from the Fake" we discuss the the use of primary sources in online history teaching, pointing also to a few websites where source collections are available and some activities that students can carry out online. In past lessons we covered the basics of online teaching and how to plan your online lessons.

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Association updates

Message from new EuroClio President Riitta Mikkola

 
Dear EuroClio friends,

We are all working now in difficult, exceptional times. The current corona situation has changed a lot. Some have adapted in this new situation better, some worse, but everybody has been forced to learn a lot. In a difficult time we learn to appreciate things we usually don’t acknowledge, like networks and friends who help us. That’s why I am really happy to be the new president of our vivid community, EuroClio. EuroClio has been forced to move all the activities online for a while, but it doesn't prevent us from working together. 

In April our former president, Paolo Ceccoli, left the board after six active years. I want to thank Paolo personally and on the behalf of the enitre EuroClio community for his sincere commitment to our Association and intelligent attitude to history teaching. It is a pleasure to get to know such persons. I also want to welcome on board our new board member, Ann-Laure Liéval from Lille, France. Now there are people from west and east, north and south on the Board. It’s good to work together. 

During our General Assembly a new member association was also accepted, The Hungarian Historical Society Teachers' Division. On the behalf of EuroClio I want to welcome them in our community!

In this situation I am very happy that EuroClio is a living and creative community. Though we cannot meet face-to-face at the moment, we have other opportunities. Even the famous pub quiz was organized online this year, which was great fun. Congratulations for the winners and wishes for an interesting spring to everyone! 

Yours sincerely,
Riitta Mikkola
 
Our Football Makes History project brings together history educators and youth workers from all over Europe to develop new educational resources that can help young people explore European history and heritage through the lens of football, as well as use football to tackle social exclusion.

Together with our project partners at the Anne Frank House, the Eintracht Frankfurt Museum, the Romanian Football Federation, Fare Network and Evenzo Consultancy we are proud to present you with our dedicated Football Makes History website! The website features stories, reviews and films on football history and will also link to the educational materials developed through this Erasmus+ funded project. A special thanks is dedicated to all the educators from across Europe who have volunteered to help us design these materials!

EuroClio welcomes new Member Association

 
We are pleased to welcome the Hungarian Historical Society Teachers’ Division as our latest Full Member Association! Magyar Történelmi Társulat Tanári Tagozata (MTTTT) is a civil organisation dedicated to the improvement of secondary history education. The main activities of the association consist of organising conferences, workshops and providing professional opinion on the national regulatory documents.

Their overall aim is to support and facilitate the long-delayed change of attitude towards history teaching in Hungary. MTTTT supports the development of competence-based, multiperspective, critical and democratic approach of both teachers and students.

As a professional organisation MTTTT is seeking international relationships with the prospects of mutually beneficial collaboration, aiming at mediating the latest research results, new approaches and useful methods of the EuroClio community and parallel to that joining projects dedicated to the improvement of history teaching.

Among other activities and resources, MTTTT maintains an online didactic journal. In light of the new educational situation they have also created an online guideline and collection of digital teaching applications. MTTTT is currently working on two new projects, researching students' historical thinking and a historical short movie creating competition for high school students
Opportunities

EuroClio invites university students and recent graduates to apply for a traineeship position to enrich their knowledge with the practical experience of working for an international NGO in the field of history education.  Who are we looking for? For our Fall 2020 (September 2020 – January 2021) traineeships we are looking for dedicated students, that: 
  • Are in the final stage of their University Bachelor degree, in their Master degree or recently graduated;
  • Have a background in History, History Education and/or International Cooperation/Relations;
  • Have skills in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Are flexible, motivated and are able to work independently;
  • Are fluent in English (written and spoken).
Knowledge of additional languages, website management (including CMS, WordPress) and design skills are considered an asset. Standard traineeships are for a period of 4-6 months. Apply by 1 June!
LEARN MORE

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to be felt across the world, there is no doubt that we are living through truly historic times.

People deal with situations of crises in a myriad of ways. We are keen to hear from history educators and the EuroClio community how the crisis affects your work, but also your state of mind and how the crisis is dealt with in your local communities. Witnessing this history "in the making", we call on anyone interested to contribute with short testimonies or stories through our online form.
Take me to the online form -> 


 

Be the first to try our new e-Learning platform on remembrance education!
 
This summer, the RETHINK team will launch its eLearning Platform on Remembrance Education. The platform consists of eight modules, including modules on using digital archives, fighting prejudices and stereotypes, visits to remembrance sites, and a brand new module on Multiperspectivity in Remembrance Education, created by EuroClio.

We are looking for 20 members of our network who would like to pilot (part of) the platform before its official launch. The piloting will take place in mid-June. If you are interested, reach out to Alice Modena at alice@euroclio.eu 
Our latest reviews & blogs
In Crusader Kings II, Adrian Piecyk finds a game well suited as an educational tool for teaching medieval history. Among the most successful historical strategy games of all time, Crusader Kings II aims to provide a holistic representation of life in medieval times. Worthwhile exploring not only for its attention to historical detail, the game provides a fun and intuitive way of teaching students about the underlying factors which influenced medieval history across the globe. Bonus for teachers: The developers offer free copies for educational use!
Read the full review on our webpage ->
 
The normalization of violence in history textbooks, an interview with Dr. Angela Bermudez
EuroClio had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Angela Bermudez on the subject of her recent study on the normalization of violence in history textbooks. Dr. Bermudez is a researcher at the Center for Applied Ethics at the University of Deusto (Bilbao, Spain) where she investigates how history education in different countries fosters or hinders a critical understanding of political violence. She is the author of several papers on civic and moral education, history education, and memory. 
Historiana Updates
New Source Collections available!
We are continuously working to expand our collections of free historical content on the Historiana portal. A number of new source collections are now available. Here's a sneak peak of three on cultural heritage developed as part of our Learning to Disagree project!

Cultural Heritage: controversial buildings and their changing function

Cultural Heritage: monuments representing controversial history

Cultural Heritage: changing street names
EuroClio - European Association of History Educators supports the development of responsible and innovative history, citizenship and heritage education by promoting critical thinking, multi-perspectivity, mutual respect, and the inclusion of controversial issues. Read more

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