Remembering Our Past: Reflecting on How We Teach History

Remembrance Day provides us with an opportunity to memorialise and honour those who have died in conflict from World War One to the present day. It is important to create space to reflect on past conflict so that we can learn from our mistakes and acknowledge their cost to humanity, as Rudyard Kipling’s oft-adopted phrase ‘lest we forget’ reminds us. It is also important to provide time and space to reflect on how we teach history, exploring who, what and how we choose to remember. This not only enables us to consider different voices and stories, but also helps us to think about the lessons that we can learn from our past. Explore how we can engage with our history, reflecting on how and who we choose to remember, and how we can make the lessons of history feel relevant today.

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Educator leading a classroom conversation.

Type

On-Demand Webinar

Topic

Memory and Memorials

Approach / Teaching Strategy

Classroom Discussion

Subject

European History

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