15 November 2022, 17:00-18:15 hrs (75 min)
How to recognise historical fake news? Educational resources for history teachers
Speaker: Łukasz Migniewicz
During the webinar, we will present a library of educational resources on disinformation and memory conflicts. From the perspective of an author of lesson plans and an active teacher, Łukasz Migniewicz will talk about good practices, sharing his experience and solutions that work well in his work. Influencing the audience by distorting reality, half-truths or creating false content has been with us for a long time. The emergence of new information media, from photography in the 19th century to the spread of the internet and social media, provides unlimited opportunities for manipulation. During the webinar, we will learn about the dangers of DeepFake or fake news. How are they created and how do they spread among internet users? Is it easy to detect covert manipulation? How to use this knowledge to obtain reliable information, including on the war in Ukraine? The scenarios and materials prepared as part of the Hi-story Lessons allow for a relaxed approach to this difficult topic, whether working with primary or secondary school students.
Łukasz Migniewicz is a historian, educator and coach, city guide, and numismatist. He is the author of more than a hundred articles and several compact publications on broad history, social and climate history and anti-Semitism in the past. Creator of almost 50 scenarios and educational packages for students and teachers of primary and secondary schools; author of dramatised audio pieces on historical subjects and co-creator of educational films devoted to totalitarianism, propaganda and manipulation in the 20th century. He has developed dozens of original historical walks around forgotten (and often overlooked) residential estates of Wrocław, including series revolving around such diverse subjects as public lavatories, schools and crime.
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12 October 2022, 16:00-17:15 hrs (75 min)
Infographics, animation and time axis; educational resources for historians.
Subject: The breakup of the USSR
Speaker: Anna Jach
Description: During the webinar, participants will learn about the free educational resources available on the Hi-story Lessons platform, including infographics, lesson plans and animations. They will consider how to use them in their teaching work. Anna Jach, author of an animation on the causes of the collapse of the Soviet Union, will talk about what to look for when addressing this issue with students and what sources can be used to teach about this period and where to find them. We will consider how to talk about complex processes using phenomena, causes and consequences rather than individual events. The breakup of the USSR resulted in the creation of many new states - including an independent Ukraine. What were the characteristics of the political changes in various European countries that went down in history as the Autumn of Nations? How is the turn of the 1980s and 1990s viewed today?
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Anna Jach is a historian, holds a PhD in political science and administration, and is Assistant Professor in the Department of Eurasian Studies at the Institute of Russia and Eastern Europe at the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. She specialises in the history of the 20th and 21st centuries, with particular emphasis on the history of the USSR and Russia, Polish-Russian relations, political transformation and the functioning of the non-governmental non-commercial sector and civil society in Russia. History teacher at the Third Private Secondary School in Krakow.