History Programs for Schools During the Russo-Ukrainian War

10th National Methodology Seminar for Educators in Ukraine | Zakarpattia, Ukraine | October 12-14, 2022

History Programs for Schools During the Russo-Ukrainian War “History Programs for Schools During the Russo-Ukrainian War” that took place October 12-14, 2022, in Zakarpattia, Ukraine. The aim of the symposium is to revamp history and social studies programs across Ukraine with an emphasis on innovations in the school curriculum in relation to the Holodomor, and other genocides, and to the current Russian-Ukrainian war. The event engaged methodologists, school principals and history and social studies educators in discussions of changes to the school curriculum for students grade 6-11. The seminar addressed questions such as: what should history education look like during the Russian-Ukrainian war? What is the essence of innovative methods of teaching the history of the Holodomor and other genocides in schools?

“Development is a universal law. Acquired knowledge does not guarantee that you will grow and develop, the primary thing is the ability to apply it.”

The symposium also featured a book launch for Kuryliw’s Ukrainian language Maysternia Istoryka: Lesson on Human Rights and the Holodomor (HREC PRESS, 2021). The symposium is part of the 10th National Methodology seminar for Educators for The New Ukrainian School for teaching the Holodomor and other genocides and is organized by HREC in Ukraine, The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, The Ukrainian Institute of History, and HREC Canada. The seminar took place by order of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Ukraine in fulfillment of the Presidential Decree for the 90th Commemorative Year of the Holodomor.

HREC Director of Education Valentina Kuryliw participated in the hybrid symposium