- Category: Post-War Era - Visit in Poland
- Published on Monday, 28 August 2017 23:21
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‘FUTURE OF HISTORY ‘
C3 short-term exchange of group of students in Grójec, Poland. 26-31 March 2017
26th March - Sunday
17.30 - pick up at the airport in Katowice.
20.00 - Arrival in Kraków - introduction activities, stay at the hostel.
27th March - Monday
8.00 - early morning walk in the Old Town (after breakfast at the hostel).
9.30 - departure for the Salt Mine in Wieliczka
10.30-13.00 - visiting the Salt Mine in Wieliczka - guided tour
14.30 - visiting Auschwitz (concentration camp) in Oświęcim
18.00 - departure from Oświęcim.
23.00 - arrival in Grójec
28th March - Tuesday
9.00 - welcome meeting at the school in Grójec
9.20 - tour round the school
9.50 - meeting with an invited guest - life in Poland under communism, interviewing an eye-witness
11.00 - workshops: explaining what to do, sharing ideas, deciding on the screenplay, making a film (a film called: HOW TO BE A PERFECT COMMUNIST)
14.15 - end of program
29th March - Wednesday
8.00 - departure to Warsaw
9.30 - Museum of People’s Republic of Poland (under communism), lecture and guided tour
11.30 - Old town in Warsaw
14.00 - departure from Warsaw
15.30 - back in Grójec, free time
30th March - Thursday
8.00 - lessons start at school
9.50 - workshops - finishing the films
10.50 - workshops - writing articles for „The Future of History” magazine, on jilster (interview with an eye witness, visiting the Museum of Communism)
11.45-14.25 - lessons at school
14.25 - end of program
18.00-20.00 - evening meeting at school, home-made food my the host families.
31st March - Friday
- Category: World War II - Visit in Poland
- Published on Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:30
- Written by Paweł Pośnik
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INNOVATIVE WAYS OF LEARNING AND TEACHING HISTORY
Through this project, our aim is to make history lessons more involving and motivating for the students. Together with having traditional classes at school, we would like students and teachers to actively experience what they are learning and teaching about. Here are the ideas we are putting into practice, which we think will greatly benefit to understanding history better:
- Student-to-student lessons, prepared by and run by students themselves (supervised by teachers). Students, after taking part in project activities, prepare the lessons and share their knowledge with their peers, as follow-up activities.
- More research on one’s own, using authentic sources, e.g. in the archives, during interviews, meetings and in museums.
- Skype sessions, e.g. with Canadian students - sharing knowledge and experience makes students be more involved in what they do. As a result, they remember things much better.
- Regular cooperation between teachers, both in their own countries through the network of history teachers and internationally.
- Using materials during classes. The products created by the project participants need to be used in real life. The materials should also be shared with libraries, museums, other schools and institutions.
- Using modern technologies to make work more efficient, e.g. creating a magazine jilster.com, sharing information on pbworks or etwinning Twin Space, making websites on weebly.com.
- Carrying out interviews, meetings with people directly involved in the events covered by the project. Further evaluation and drawing conclusions.
All the above ideas are implemented in „The Future of History” project run by Piotr Skarga’s L.O. in Grojec and Jan van Brabant College in Helmond.