44 Innovative Lesson Plans for Bulgarian History Education

The EuroClio project in Bulgaria has its focus on school history and would like to develop an increased intercultural and also international dimension in the learning and teaching of history in this country. The target group is a wide network of historians and history educators which include history teachers, history teacher trainers, textbook authors, curriculum developers, inspectors, advisors and local authorities on the learning and teaching of history. The overall aim is to strengthen the international context of an inclusive Bulgarian history education in order to support the integration of Bulgaria into the European Union. The project culminated in the publication of a course book with innovative material to strengthen the international context of an inclusive Bulgarian history education in order to support the integration of Bulgaria into the European Union.

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Section 1. State Policies

 1. The Bulgarian Jews (1940-1944)  BG
 2. For the Bulgarian Jews’ cause  BG
 3. The salvation of the Bulgarian Jews  BG
 4. For the rights of all citizens (1878-1912)  BG
5. Between civil rights and personal feelings (1878-1912)  BG
 6. What Europeans believe in  BG
7. All People were born free and equal in dignity and rights  BGEN
8. Foreign colleges in Bulgaria between the two World Wars  BG
9. The founders at Tarnovo  BG
10. A trial for the country’s political system’s tolerance (1931-1953)  BG
11. The Roma Community in Bulgaria  BG
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Section 2. Migrations

12. The Bulgarians from the region of Banat and the Dual Austro-Hungarian Monarchy BG
13. Formation of the Bulgarian diaspora in Besarabia BG
14. Beyond the Danube and beyond all troubles BG
15. People from the Balkans in the New World BG | EN
16. Russian immigrants in Bulgaria (1918-1941) BG
17. Bulgarians’ migration through the eyes of French travelers of the 19th century BG
18. Migrations to the USA at the end of the 19th century BG
19. Migrations to Free Bulgaria (1878-1919) BG
20. Migrations to Free Bulgaria (1878-1940) BG
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Section 3. The City

21. One Street – Two Churches BG
22. The diversity within the space of a city BG | EN
23. The Flovdiv of Renaissance Times BG
24. Lovech on the boundary between two epochs BG
25. Plovdiv – traces of an inherited past BG
26. The town of Pleven during the Bulgarian Revival BG
27. Sofia through the centuries BG
28. Growing bigger but never growing older? BG
29. Varna – a place of peaceful contact BG
30. Vidim through the eyes of a European traveler (the 19th century) BG
31. Ruschuk at the end of the 19th century BG
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Section 4. Everyday Life

32. Bulgarian agriculture and stock-breeding during the 15th-19th century BG
33. “The Bulgarian’s manners” BG
34. “These women are tender” BG
35. Bulgarian’s homes, crafts and trade during the 16th to 19th centuries BG
36. Stop the Dragon, Lord BG | EN
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Section 5. Everyday Life

 37. When a human helps a human BG
38. Why time change people`s attitude to architectural monuments BG
39. Bulgaria`s Jerusalems BG
40. Bulgarians Alert BG
41. The Boer Wars and the feelings of a Bulgarian Classic BG
42. Elias Canetti – A memory of a  “forgotten” language BG
 43. Kemal Ataturk and Bulgaria BG
44. Christians and Muslims within the same Empire BG | EN


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Bulgarian History Teachers’ Association


Rumyana Kusheva (President of BGHTA), Milena Platnikova (Project Manager of the Bulgarian History Teachers’ Assocation), Dr. Penka Kostadinova (Vice‐president of BGHTA), Dr. Penka Stoyanova (History teacher), Senior Assistant Violeta Stoicheva (teacher‐trainer), Assoc. Prof. Kostadin Paev (Associate professor in methodology of training history), Roumen Andreev (teacher), Sue Benet (teacher trainer), Dr. Yossane Vela (lecturer and teacher trainer), Tamara Eidelmann (Russian history teacher), Ineke Veldhuis‐Meester (teacher trainer in History), Assoc. Prof. Veselin Yanchev (Professor in History), Tamara Eidelman (Russian history teacher), Milena Platnikova (BGHTA), Bistra Stoimenova (teacher trainer), Nikola Tsvetkova (teacher trainer), Emilia Dimitrova (history teacher), Dafina Nikolova (history teacher), Dimcho Doikov (history/ICT teacher), Emilia Dimitrova (history teacher), Emila Katova (history teacher), Lyubomira Pankovska (history teacher), Milka Dimitrova (regional coordinator of BGHTA), Maria Benova (history teacher), Nikolai Chakurov (history teacher), Nikolinka Popyordanova (history teacher), Petya Georgieva (history teacher), Radostina Novakova (head of regional inspectorate of education), Todor Zarkov (history teacher), Toshko Hristov (history teacher), Valentina Yordanova (historian).

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