Textbook Collection

Textbooks and Educational Media can be found on International TextbookCat. The collection of the Georg-Eckert-Institute consists primarily of the subjects:

  • History
  • Geography
  • Politics/Social Studies
  • Ethics/Religion

It also contains

  • German readers
  • International primers
  • Geographical atlases and historical atlases

Educational media for use in German schools are collected for all federal states and types of general and vocational schools. The GEI-DZS database provides information on textbooks approved for use in Germany.

The extensive collection of historical textbooks includes examples dating back to the seventeenth century. The library team began digitising the historical collection in 2009 and the digitised works can be accessed through GEI-Digital.

The research library also provides access to educational media for schools in other European countries. The most significant collections contain books from Austria, France, Great Britain, Poland and Russia. The non-European collection is being continually expanded; funded to a large extent by the DFG programme Specialised Information Service (FID) on Educational Science and Education Research.

The holdings of educational media for schools are complemented by the collection of current and historical curricula from Germany and around the world. The curricula are available through the Curricula Workstation, where the majority can be accessed electronically. Thematic lists of selected teaching materials

Thematic lists of selected teaching materials can be found here.