Teaching Projects


Textbook Collection

The History Department’s textbook collection (GA 5/132) covers about 2000 volumes reaching from 1816 until today and it mainly contains history textbooks for school education. The collection is complemented by source books and teacher guidelines as well as official directives.
An almost complete selection of relevant US-American, British, Australian and Indian as well as South African and New Zealand history textbooks from the field of modern and contemporary history will be provided soon. All volumes can be borrowed for two weeks in GA 5/132. Valid student ID is necessary.

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Field trips

This section provides an overview on previous Field trips:

  • Practical approaches to teaching sites of memory – Villa ten Hompel, a site of memory in Münster
  • Amsterdam history culture and landscape (2010)
  • New Berlin “history boulevard” as ensemble of history culture (28 to 30 August 2009)
  • Practical approaches to teaching memorial sites – Buchenwald (4 to 6 July 2008)
  • Rastatt 1848/49 – how to deal with revolutions in Germany (15 to 17 August 2007)

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Student Laboratory

In cooperation with the Alfred Krupp student laboratory the field of history didactics has offered the following projects.

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  • Connecting teaching and research
  • Support and guidance of master theses
  • Contextualising and utilisation of student reseach

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Subject-specific language support


  • “Wife, wench, lady, … – isn’t that all the same? Or maybe not?” The conceptualisation of learning tasks in order to enhance pupils’ usage of historical terminology.

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Authentic Knowledge Transfer in Museums (inSTUDIESplus)

This inSTUDIESplus project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, will establish a seminar on authentic knowledge transfer in museums for the Master of Public History at the Historical Institute of Ruhr-University Bochum by the end of September 2017.

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