LAH is a group of educationalists, history teachers, and activists who work together to contribute to the development of disciplinary approaches to History education in Lebanon.Sources of funding are project based. Our main sponsor is the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netehrlands.
LAH organizes throughout the year workshops and seminars offered to history teachers, academics, researchers, and all who are interested in History Education.LAH organizes for History teachers several Pedagogic Days every year.
Main Partners are: American University of Beirut, Board for Transitional Justice,Centre for Lebanese Studies, Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands, Euroclio,Finnish Institute in Middle East, Forum for Civil Peace, the Finnish History Teachers’ Association, Historical Dialogue and Research Agency – Cyprus, Lebanese American University, Notre Dame University-Louaize.
LAH promotes the learning and teaching of history as a discipline in Lebanon, raises public awareness about the importance of history and ensures that history teaching becomes more recognized by society and more engaging to learners with a focus on historical concepts. LAH aims at encouraging continuous learning for different age groups as a way to build learners’ critical thinking shape their personalities and develop a sense of individual and collective responsibility.
• Facilitate continuous professional development for History teachers and educators.
• Generate and sustain constructive and informed public discussion on approaches to History education.
• Establish working relationships and partnership with the local and international stakeholders, namely educationalists in schools and civil society learners and policy-makers.
• Produce and disseminate publications and pedagogical material generated through the association’s activities.
“Developing History Teachers' Capacity to Foster Historical Thinking” Project:
A comprehensive Professional Development project that offers an opportunity for a group of history teachers to benefit from an exhaustive training program. The professional development program consists of a series of training modules accompanied by mentoring.This professional development program is funded by a grant from the Embassy of the Netherlands, support from Notre-Dame
University – Louaize and the Center for Lebanese Studies and is offered free of charge for participants.- The project offers an opportunity for a group of teachers, from public and private schools in the six governorates, to benefit from an exhaustive training program where they learn about new theories and pedagogies for teaching history.
LAH organizes for History teachers several Pedagogic Days every year. These events offer teachers the opportunity to apply model history lessons and get feedback from their colleagues. Teachers focus in their lesson planning on the use of historical concepts, varying teaching strategies, and the use of multimedia in the history classroom.The aims is to empower teachers to adopt a modern approach that engages learners in historical thinking, nurtures higher-order thinking skills and links history to real-life situations.The Pedagogic Days are open to all teachers.
LAH can contribute to the Network through workshops, conferences and seminars which LAH organises in addition to planning events and projects with other organisations.
LAH work focuses on dialogue and memory. We hope through this network we are able to learn about other organisation's activities and explore potential collaboration.