Category: Education

20. March 2020

Middle Ages | Economy

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How the number 7 came to Europe

by Andrej Abplanalp

For a long time, we were very reluctant in our part of the world to accept the Hindu-Arabic numeral system. Even the mathematician Fibonacci had trouble convincing people to change their attitude. But the economic benefits were so great that all resistance was abandoned.

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18. March 2020

20th / 21st century | Technology

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Learning by playing

by Mascha Tobe

A brief history of digital gaming in the classroom: from ‘The Oregon Trail’ to ‘Assassin’s Creed Educational Mode’.

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22. July 2019

20th / 21st century | Society

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The Boy Scouts

by Andrej Abplanalp

Switzerland’s Boy Scouts and Girl Guides have been around for more than 100 years. The organisation’s basic ideas came from the military, and spread rapidly across the globe.

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18. September 2018

20th / 21st century | Society

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The great liberalisation

by David Eugster

In the late 1960s, Swiss citizens were talking about hair length, education or voting rights for women In a matter of just a few years, society underwent a profound change.

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Poster featuring Fip and Fop, created by commercial artist Hans Tomamichel.

12. July 2018

20th / 21st century | Society

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At the cinema thanks to the Fip-Fop Club

by Anna Wälli

Today it is just a memory, but from the 1930s to the 1950s the Fip-Fop Club sparked a small revolution: Thanks to its mobile cinemas, children under 15 years of age were able to visit film screenings in their municipalities.

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