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The topic of colonisation is not always an easy one to tackle in the classroom. To give teachers the tools they need, the BELvue has compiled an in-depth historical background file on Belgium's colonial history. In addition to this resource for teachers, the BELvue has also created activity sheets to help teachers teach this topic to their pupils.
According to a 2017 study commissioned by the King Baudouin Foundation, 9 out of 10 Belgians of Congolese, Rwandan and Burundian origin felt that colonial history was not taught sufficiently at school. Other surveys have revealed that teachers very often feel ill-equipped to tackle the subject and therefore avoid teaching it. With a view to rectifying this situation, the BELvue museum has compiled a historical background file entitled Belgian Colonisation in Central Africa as well as activity sheets for use in class.