Historiana in Practice


In 2023, we have launched a new campaign on Historiana. In the next months, we will be posting new articles on how Historiana can be used in specific contexts, as well as to promote historical thinking skills. #staytuned to discover more about how the members of our Teaching and Learning team use Historiana in their day-to-day!

Discover our latest posts on Historiana in practice below!

  • Europeans were migrants too!

    Of course Europeans often still ARE migrants, but this blogpost is about a period in the past. Let me introduce you to the Historiana narrative European Migration to the USA. The narrative focuses on migration to the USA from Europe between the years 1845-1945. It has sections about: As a teacher you might want to…


  • The perks of a proper ‘Doom scroll’ for Historiana- Jens Lenders

    When having the privilege of being able to travel to work by train, I often find myself doom scrolling. It’s a term that has been coined in mental health research the last few years. It is defined by Seydi Ahmet Satici et al as “An urge to get all the facts in order to protect…


  • Using Historiana in Blended Learning 

    When the Covid epidemic hit, most of us teachers were forced to develop different forms of online learning. Being stuck at home made the use of online tools, such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom a necessity. Other tools were also used. Some of the experiments worked out well and created new and more engaging learning…


  • Using Historiana to build a sense of what the world was like c.1900

    As history teachers we want our students to care about the people and events they learn about from the past. We want them to make a connection and to be interested with a world that is different from their own. If our students care about what they are learning about in history they are more…


  • How can you use Historiana in teaching IB History? 

    In the centre of the IB (International Baccalaureate) Middle Years and Diploma history curriculum is a strong focus on source analysis coupled with a concept-based approach. These main concepts include cause and consequence, change and continuity, significance and perspectives. Using specified Approaches to Teaching and Learning (ATLs) focusing on communication, collaboration, organization, critical thinking, self-management…