Canon of the Netherlands
What did we discover? | Data & tech meets creativity
Many insights emerged from the conversations with young people, but one thing stood out: young people find history lessons basically boring, because they have the experience at school with teachers and teaching material that they often find uninspiring or relevant.
What they do find interesting about history are the life lessons that can help them. They are in a phase of life in which they are discovering and develop ingthemselves.
How inspiring is it for a 17-year-old to hear about Aletta Jacobs who wrote a letter to Minister Thorbecke in order to be admitted to university, thereby becoming the first female medical student in the Netherlands at the age of 17?