Learning from history” website – the project by KARTA Centre – is a platform for publication of educational projects dedicated to history of Poland and its neighbors in 20th century. Special emphasis is placed on the experience of the two totalitarian regimes: Nazism and communism in WWII, their heritage and contemporary debates about them as well as citizen education and human rights promotion.
The web site is addressed to teachers and other persons or institutions working with children and youth. It intends to be a platform for exchange of opinion and deepening of knowledge, source of inspiration for work and studies as well as a laboratory for testing of the new methods of acquiring and exchanging knowledge about history.
“Learning from history” was launched in 2005 (as a first initiative of this type in Poland) in co-operation with German foundation Fördergesellschaft Kulturelle Bildung e.V. It is a part of “Learning from history” network together with the “Lernen aus der Geschichte” website as well as the website created in Russia by “Memorial” organization based in Moscow: www.urokiistorii.ru.
The network is financed by the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” (Stiftung “Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft”).
International network ”Learning from History” adopted a common document on ”Quality standards and procedures for web portals”