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Integrate new content into history lessons without much research effort

Here we present our module booklets for history lessons. Each module deals with an exciting aspect of Haiti’s eventful history. The country, often associated with poverty and natural disasters, presents itself in usually unknown contexts. Or did you know that Haiti was the site of the only successful uprising of enslaved people that led to the founding of an independent republic? Our teaching units provide insights into the unique history and culture of the Caribbean island nation.

Enabling a productive look beyond the end of one’s nose – Promoting Global Development Education

By dealing with the history of Haiti, children and young people are invited to acquire new knowledge, adopt non-European perspectives, question their own privileges and habits of thought and discover new possibilities for action. In particular, it becomes clear that global contexts and their influences have always been of central importance for the individual.

Modules for secondary level I and II, partially bi-differentiated

Our modules have been developed in cooperation with the Didactics of History Department at Freie Universität Berlin. They are partially bi-differentiated and are suitable for secondary level I and II. The module “Haitian Revolution” has also been specially prepared for children with dyslexia. The introductory “Overview of the teaching series” highlights the competencies that are promoted by means of the modules. All modules are embedded in the Berlin framework curriculum. Independent integration into the state-specific curricula remains necessary, but is facilitated.

Request PDF modules

Are you interested in one or more modules? Then simply send us an email to globaleslernen@pen-paper-peace.org and tell us which modules you would like to teach and the school you work at. With this procedure we want to exclude that students can download the material including the solution key.


We would like to offer interested teachers a platform for collegial exchange. You are therefore cordially invited to give us feedback on the modules.

The teaching material was developed as part of the project “Pupils look beyond their own nose – global learning in the classroom using the example of Haiti”, which was carried out with the financial support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

PEN PAPER PEACE e.V. is solely responsible for the content of the publications. The positions presented do not reflect the position of Engagement Global gGmbh and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Many thanks to the sponsors, without whom the realisation of this project would not have been possible. A big thank you also goes to all the contributors!

Special mention should be made here of the students of the two master’s programs in Public History and Master of History at Freie Universität Berlin, who developed the modules under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Martin Lücke and Eva Rohland between 2013 and 2016.

Cooperation partners of Global Learning

PEN PAPER PEACE e.V. is a member of the “One World Internet Conference” (EWIK) and the portal https://www.globaleslernen.de/de and thus one of around 100 organisations and institutions in Germany that promote development education, global learning and education for sustainable development through the provision of Open Educational Resources. In the school year 2020/2021, our teaching material is once again on the Global Learning recommendation list for Berlin schools. The list is published by the Senate Department for Education, Youth and Family and the Berlin Development Policy Council and can be accessed here: