Sites of Commemoration in Lebanon: Towards a Better Understanding of the Past
In this project, forumZFD and the Lebanese Association for History (LAH) support teachers in exploring commemoration sites with their students. A commemoration site is any public site that is linked to the history of the Civil War like a statute or a building left damaged by the war. Given that different people in Lebanon have very different narratives about the Lebanese Civil War, there is no agreed and official curriculum for teaching about this period in Lebanese schools. The pilot project on sites of commemoration provides teachers with methods of exploring the history of the Civil War together with their students. By doing research about specific commemoration sites students are able to better understand the Lebanese past and are encouraged to critically reflect upon different narratives of the past.
Truth-seeking and right to know
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