Active Historiana Training on Teaching the Napoleonic Wars

Almost 50 educators coming from 25 different countries were involved in the Historiana training day during the International Training seminar Teaching 1815. Rethinking the Battle of Waterloo from Multiple Perspectives which served as the start of the development process of a Historiana module on the Napoleonic Wars. Using the techniques and tools that the Historiana programme of EuroClio proposes, the participants worked in 9 teams of about 5 people sharing and contrasting their ideas about teaching about the Napoleonic Wars in three active workshops.

On Saturday 14th February, Historiana coordinators Steven Stegers and Judith Geerling, historical content editor Francesco Scatigna, learning team coordinator Helen Snelson and EuroClio research trainee Martijn de Jong proposed to the participants three really interactive activities on how to present historical content on the Napoleonic Wars in an innovative way, how to make a transnational source collection that is useful for history teaching and how to make learning activities that promote historical thinking by analysing a single source or a group of sources.

Trying to promote multiperspectivity in the different workshops, the groups of educators prepared and presented the historical content and learning activities they worked on and developed in the workshops.

The Historiana team will further develop the new Historiana module on the Napoleonic Wars, using the results of this training day. If you are interested to join the development process, please contact Judith Geerling (judith@euroclio.eu).