Free teaching material for teachers

Integrate new content into history lessons without a great deal of research
At this point we proudly present our teaching modules for history lessons. Each module deals with an exciting aspect of the eventful history of Haiti. The country, often associated with poverty and natural disasters, is presented in usually unknown contexts. Or did you know that Haiti saw the only successful uprising of enslaved people that led to the founding of an independent republic? Our teaching units provide insights into the unique history and culture of the Caribbean island state.

Enabling students to look beyond the horizon - 
Promoting the learning field of global development

By engaging with the history of Haiti, children and adolescents are invited to acquire new knowledge, to take on non-European perspectives, to question their own privileges and habits of thought and to discover new possibilities for action. It becomes particularly clear that global connections and their influences have always been of central importance for the individual.

5 modules for secondary level I and II, partly internally differentiated

Our modules were developed in cooperation with the Department of Didactics for History (“Didaktik der Geschichte”) of the Freie Universität Berlin. They are partly internally differentiated and are suitable for secondary level I and II. The module "Haitian Revolution" was also specially prepared for children with dyslexia (LRS). The introductory "Overview of the series of lessons" highlights the competences that are promoted by the series of lessons. All modules are embedded in the Berlin framework curriculum. Independent classification in the country-specific curricula remains necessary, but is made easier.

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Are you interested in one or more modules? Then simply send us a mail to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein! and name the modules you teach and the school where you work. With this procedure, we would like to ensure only teachers (and not students) are provided with the material and the solution key.


We would like to offer interested teachers a platform for collegial exchange. You are therefore cordially invited to provide your feedback on the modules.

The teaching material was developed as part of the project "Students look beyond the horizon - global learning in the classroom using the example of Haiti", which was implemented with financial support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

PEN PAPER PEACE e.V. is solely responsible for the content of the publications. The positions presented do not reflect the position of Engagement Global gGmbh and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Many thanks to the sponsors without whom the implementation of this project would not have been possible. Many thanks also go to all those involved!

In particular, the students of the two Master's programs in Public History and Master of History at Freie Universität Berlin, who developed the modules under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Martin Lücke and Eva Rohland between 2013 and 2016, deserve special mention.

Cooperation partner of Global Learning

PEN PAPER PEACE e.V. is a member of the "One World Internet Conference" (EWIK) or the portal and thus one of about 100 organisations and institutions in Germany that promote development education, global learning and education for sustainable development by providing Open Educational Resources.

In the 2019/2020 school year, our teaching material is on the recommendation list Global Learning for Berlin schools for the second time. The list is published by the Senate Department for Education, Youth and Family and the Berlin Development Policy Council and can be downloaded here: