Hi-story lessons. Teaching & learning about 20th-century European history. Timelines

Hi-story lessons. Teaching & learning about 20th-century European history. Timelines" is a multilingual educational project with the aim of creating an interactive website, which supports the process of teaching and learning about the 20th-century European history. It is an international initiative prepared by the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity together with the Georg Eckert Institute and experts from Germany, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland. The website is dedicated to teachers and pupils from the countries involved in the project and for a worldwide audience.

The first step of the Hi-story lessons' project is creation of multilingual interactive timelines so they could be used as educational tools in the classroom to show either particular timeline concerning each of the country of the project (Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Romania and Czech Republic) or the infographic which shows the background of the national history.

The "Hi-story lessons" project is not only about teaching and learning history of individual countries but, above all, it is an attempt to create a common, Central European historical background, which would support the process of teaching history of the 20th century and promote the interest in history among young people. Therefore, a dynamic infographic uses historical sources as a background and concludes the histories of the individual countries so that the young learners can see what was happening simultaneously in those countries and that the history of each country is not separated from the international context.

The aim of the project is to help history teachers in six Central European countries to deliver interesting, effective and memorable history lessons through incorporating innovative practices into their daily work. It will also help pupils to better understand 20th-century history by showing history in an innovative and attractive way. It will also constitute Open Educational Resources concerning history of the 20th century. "Hi-story lessons. Teaching & learning about 20th-century European history. Timelines" is going to be a non-profit educational tool and a part of open-source history teaching content.

Organisers of the "Hi-story lessons. Teaching & learning about 20th-century European history. Timelines" : European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (www.enrs.eu) and Georg Eckert Institute (www.gei.de)


Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary (http://mta.hu/english)

Nation's Memory Institute, Slovakia (http://www.upn.gov.sk/en)

EUROCLIO - European Association of History Educators (http://euroclio.eu/)

Institute of National Remembrance, Poland (http://ipn.gov.pl/en)

Post Bellum, Czech Republic (https://www.postbellum.cz/english/)


Representative of the German Federal Government for Culture and the Media (Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien)

the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

More about the project: www.enrs.eu/hi-story

Hi-Story Lessons in 10 words

Storytelling – presenting stories of individuals and complementary narratives in a wider international context.

History – offering innovative ways to deliver history education.

Teaching – equipping teachers with helpful and inspiring tools.

Learning – presenting 20th-century history to the young generation as a fascinating period of time.

Exchanging knowledge – finding out how history is remembered and taught at schools in Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland and how it could be done more effectively.

International discourse – taking into account perspectives of six European countries with diverse historical narratives.

Networking – stimulating cooperation between educational experts of different national backgrounds.

Creating – presenting valuable and innovative educational resources.

Dialogue – building mutual respect and improving understanding among Europeans.

Teamwork – every stage of the project is prepared and implemented by diverse, innovative teams.