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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A dynamic activity with a mini football match to show students the relationship between foreign policy and football.
What if you could teach history through the lens of your local club? This is a ready-to-use lesson plan for history and citizenship educators to help address local social, political and economic history of the early 20th century as well everyday life in that period.
An educational game about dealing with discrimination and confronts young people with their own choices. The players get to react to discrimination and have the choice to either let it happen or do something about it. The game developed by the Anne Frank House is available in several languages.
The Fare Network – partner in Football Makes History – believes that sport can play a role in helping to meet some of the challenges faced by newly arriving migrants into Europe and ensure the safe integration of individuals into communities. In the wake of the 2015 migration peak, activists and volunteers across Europe have been involved in supporting refugees, sometimes with the simple act of offering space and friendship to participate in football through grassroots clubs to help newcomers integrate.
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.
Want to get a visual idea of the history of international football competition? Have a look at this impressive collective from the vaults of European national archives, brought together here by Europeana.
Are you looking for historical football-related sources – in particular stunning visuals from the collected European archival record – this is the place to go. Find out more by visiting the mini-exhibition on the Europeana’s website and browse away!
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?
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.
A story of a Spanish footballer turned Communist leader, where football and history intertwine across borders.