Eckert. Expertise 6

Barbara Christophe, Kerstin Schwedes (eds.): Schulbuch und Erster Weltkrieg

Göttingen: V&R unipress, 2015, 226 p. ISBN 978-3-8471-0553-4

One hundred years after World War I, textbook narratives from different countries still – despite globalisation – reflect the diversity of national patterns of interpretation. The contributions to this volume reveal the national differences in traditions of memory, either from a cultural studies or from a history didactics standpoint.  In the first two chapters, specific examples are deconstructed in order to present readers with the methodological instruments with which aspects of perspective are rendered visible, and which can inspire an understanding of the »other«. The two concluding chapters give examples of teaching materials that call for somewhat more unusual approaches to the topic »War«.

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