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#121 jillcatrina


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Posted 22 October 2008 - 04:37 AM

I know some details about teaching history in france. As a faculty member in both the History Department and the Institute of French Studies, I teach courses on the history of France in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. I also offer a course cross-listed with the Stern School of Business on the history and current dynamics of the French economy. To give undergraduate history majors a chance to work intensively with primary sources, I teach a workshop on France and Germany during and shortly after the Second World War.


#122 D Letouzey

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 05:45 PM

A huge thanks to all of you.

If you can read French, you will find

- Évolution de l'historiographie française
an official paper from Stéphanie Sauget

- Raisonner en HG (GFA Caen)

- You may listen to La Nouvelle Fabrique (see May 25 to May 28, June 8th, June 11th...)
or to Les Lundis de l'histoire (from France-Culture, a radio on the web)

Edited by D Letouzey, 21 June 2009 - 07:42 AM.

#123 D Letouzey

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 01:23 PM

- I know run a nearly daily history blog :

- Teaching history in France 2010

Each education minister comes and says "there will be no "my name" reform.
Then a few months later, he/she tries to put everything upside down.
Xavier Darcos did this in 2008. Luc Chatel has replaced him.

Last November, Chatel changed the rule : History will be no longer compulsory in Terminale S ( S for science, in fact half of the students). These students will pass their exam at the end of the "classe de premiere".

Another choice has put upside down the other series' curriculum : every student may change one year before the baccalaureat. So these curriculum have to be changed in a few weeks time, to be ready for next september.
The next history text books will be written and published in less than 3 months.

For younger students, a new curriculum has started last september.

in classe de sixième, they will study :
I - L’orient ancien
II - La civilisation grecque
III- Rome
IV- Les débuts du judaisme et du christianisme
V– Les empires chrétiens du haut moyen âge
VI – Regards sur des mondes lointains (China, India)


Edited by D Letouzey, 17 January 2010 - 01:24 PM.

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