PROJECT DESCRIPTION

  • Embracing our European cultural heritage - “United in diversity”

     

    Objectives

     

    1. To foster cultural diversity and tolerance by focusing on European heritage in our respective regions. Topics are history, architecture, music, museums and intercultural learning. Students increase their knowledge on their European identity and reflect upon it. 
    2. Self-guided learning, planning and creating different products enable our students to increase their competences. They form and develop academic skills and work together in teams within the project. They increase their confidence as well and they learn to trust in their abilities and skills. 
    3. Language skills are promoted and language barriers are overcome by getting to know other cultures. Everyone involved improves their academic language related to history, architecture, music, museums and intercultural learning. 
    4. Digital competence is increased. Students will create an app and decide on the items they want to upload. 
    Results: The end product will be an app as an intercultural travel guide.

     

    Expected results

     

    The end product will be an app as an intercultural travel guide for our regions highlighting our European cultural heritage. For this, students focus on larger topics in different phases of the project: history, architecture, music, museums and intercultural learning.
    Students stay closely in touch with their international partners in-between exchanges, share and work on their products and give feedback via TwinSpace. In general, the products that will be created include a mind map, a cartoon, a project logo, a presentation, an audio tour on our cities, role plays, posters, podcasts, a wall newspaper, a website, a flyer, a survey, a virtual reality expedition, a collage, a video, a leaflet and QR codes. Material for teachers (e.g. worksheets on various topics such as "How to create an app") will also be prepared and made available for everyone. All results will be shared within our school community and thus influence students and teachers who do not participate as well.

     

    Planned activities

     

    month

    activity

    September 2019

    introduction to our topic

    questionnaire for teachers and students

    October – November 2019

    parents-teacher conference

    Logo competition

    Erasmusdays

    preparing a guided tour in our home town/ preparing a presentation

    December 2019

    1st short-term exchange in Germany

    January – May 2020

    reflecting on the first exchange

    creating podcasts for our app (coronavirus crisis: work will be continued next school year)

    digital celebration of the Europe Day

    June 2020

    2nd short-term exchange in Poland (coronavirus crisiswas cancelled)

    September – December 2020

    working on our app (topics: museums, food, drinks, language, architecture, music)

    Erasmusdays

    parents-teacher conferences

    European capitals of culture

    January – May 2021 

    culture quiz

    interviewing foreigners from our area

    video on our European cultural heritage

    research on World Heritage Sites

    celebration of the European Day

    June 2021

    3rd short-term exchange in Spain

    June – July 2021

    evaluation and dissemination