Tag: Politische Bildung

My story – our history: Adolescents discuss the historical events that are important to them

The 9th of November was a fateful day in German history: It coincides with the proclamation of the Weimar Republic in 1918, Pogrom Night (‘Night of Broken Glass’) in 1938 and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. For today’s students much of this already seems like ancient history. They weren’t yet born and in many cases, their parents and grandparents hadn’t migrated to Germany yet. What significance do these dates have for youths?

Twilight and Civic Education: The ‘Dialog macht Schule’ (Dialogue Sets a Precedence) Mentoring Program

Trained dialogue moderators from the ‘Dialog macht Schule’ mentoring program spend two hours a week in classrooms where they work with young people in a participatory dialogue manner to address topics such as homeland, racism and justice. Currently the program is active in Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover and Stuttgart. Civic education work like this also contributes to preventive work, as explained by the program’s founders Hassan Asfour and Siamak Ahmadi in an interview with Aylin Yavas.

“I, we and the others” – Preventing Ideologies that Uphold Inequality among Young People”

The lesson series “I, we and the others” was commissioned by the Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Baden-Württemberg (State Agency for Civic Education of Baden-Wuerttemberg) and jointly conceived. At center stage is a discussion concerning the various forms of expression when it comes to group-based misanthropy (Gruppenbezogene Menschenfeindlichkeit). The series is conducted by teamers who have been trained by ufuq.de; it combines substantive debate with exercises and techniques that are meant to get students to reflect on their own experiences, perspectives and expectations.