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Handbook for History Learning and Human Rights Education


How does combining history learning and human rights education facilitate the further development of these approaches and the empowerment of learners? And what would such a combination look like in educational practice?

This handbook is for educators at secondary schools, university level teacher training, at museums and memorial sites as well as in non-formal education. It offers theoretical and practice-oriented perspectives on combinations of history learning and human rights education. The proposed Change approach connects the exploration of human rights related change in the past with the prospect of contributing to change in the present.

The handbook is the result of a joint project by Freie Universität Berlin, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) and right now Human Rights Consultancy & Training. The project was funded by the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future”.

To learn more about the people and project behind the handbook please visit the website Chapters 3 and 4 are available to download free of charge.

Martin Lücke, Felisa Tibbitts, Else Engel, Lea Fenner (Ed.) (2016): Change – Handbook for History Learning and Human Rights Education for Educators in Formal, Non-Formal and Higher Education. Wochenschau Verlag, Schwalbach/Ts.

208 p., ISBN 978-3-7344-0390-3 (Print), ISBN 978-3-7344-0391-0 (PDF)

You can order the Change handbook directly from the publisher, on various online portals and at your local book store.