My pupils could not imagine
My pupils could not imagine that by learning about Eintracht Frankfurt, they can gain historical thinking skills and develop empathy.
– Martin Liepach (high school teacher in Frankfurt)
We offer teachers in schools ready-made and transferable learning activities on European Football History that address social inclusion and promote diversity in the classroom. These resources are designed to help tackle rising intolerance and engage students in an innovative and meaningful manner.
We also develop a toolkit for using historical and cultural heritage dimensions of football to enhance social inclusion and promote diversity in non-formal settings. The toolkit is a user-friendly and practical collection of exemplar approaches to use with guidance on how to use them for youth workers and other educators involved in non-formal education.
The toolkit, lead by the Fare Network, will be available to browse and download here in 2021.
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Teach students about questions of identity, citizenship and multiculturalism by looking at national football teams across Western Europe.
Help your students develop social and civic competences by using examples of events in football history.
Learn about colonialism and migration by tracing the origins of French football players.
Analyse and connect historical sources to learn about Italian fascism and the history of Europe in late 1930s – early 1940s.
Linking the history of Spain, football and nationalism through a world-famous example of Real Madrid – Barcelona rivalry.
In 1878 Lewandowski would have played for Russia. This learning activity helps students learn about identities and changed borders by taking the EURO2016 teams back to 1871 and 1922.
A learning activity that encourages students to use football badges as primary sources and learn about historical legacies in the club logos.
A journey through time with an activity connecting football to migration in 19th and 20th centuries.
An interactive activity connecting football affiliations with personal identity in various historical contexts.
History teacher Zdravko Stojkoski developed this lesson plan with a visual approach to teaching post-war European history through football competitions
A lesson plan putting the Spanish Civil War and football in perspective.
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Browse our collection of stories about football history and inclusion. With the history of football being made up of millions of stories, of individuals and communities, of movements and processes, we offer stories that can inspire our cultural conversations today.
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