The student body in German schools is diverse. More and more schools are acknowledging this fact and responding by reforming their institutions and adapting their curricula. They’re developing learning models that display sensitivity towards diversity. They’re exploring new concepts, questioning their established routines and making their structures more participatory, multilingual and inclusive. In taking this approach, they acknowledge that contemporary German society is deeply influenced by migration, and they accept this fact as a norm they have the power to actively foster and shape.

This requires that educators rethink educational content, learning methods, curricula, textbooks and the traditional canon of knowledge.

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Flight and Escape in Historical Perspective

How can the situation of German Jews in the 1930s serve as a starting point for reflecting on escape and migration today? The Memorial and Educational Site House of the Wannsee Conference and the Schiller-Gymnasium Berlin provide insights into practical work.

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Thematic Areas Stories of MigrationAnti-SemitismHistoryPedagogical Expertise

Types of Media MethodsCollection

Fields of action MemorialsSchools

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story

“Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity.” (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 2009)

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Thematic Areas Stories of MigrationEmpowermentHistoryPedagogical Expertise

Types of Media Videos & FilmsLiterary TextsContributions from Science

Fields of action Civil Society

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Multidirectional Memory and Entangled (Hi)stories

How are memories told? What memories are shared? How does the hegemonic, and “overwhelmingly national perspective” deal with the challenge that more stories and memories demand entry into historiography and public memory?

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