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)

Learning activities

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.

Explore these resources made available by Football Makes History:

  • Learning Activities
  • Source Collections

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Have World Cup Team become more diverse over time?

Have World Cup Team become more diverse over time?

Researchers of the Sport and Nation Programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam conducted an analysis on 4.761 footballers, derived from the fifteen national teams that competed in at least ten editions of the World Cup between 1930 and 2018, which comprises of 301 foreign-born football players.

The right to be forgotten

The right to be forgotten

Using different perspectives on the right to be forgotten, students investigate in groups the issues that surround privacy and the internet: do people have the right to be forgotten?


Why Teach Football History?

Why Teach Football History?

We asked author David Goldblatt about the Football Makes History project. He notes how the cultural phenomenon of football offers educators highly relevant topics and themes.

Latest Football stories


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.

Parr: A Life of Football

Parr: A Life of Football

The story of Lily Parr sketches out the earlier days of female football in England and beyond.

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