How to understand historical sensibilities in Europe?
Non-formal ways of teaching about the First World War and its aftermath
20 September 2019, Verdun
The 2-3-hours workshop is addressed to history teachers and educators teaching the Great War history and the history of the interwar period.
General objective of the workshop: Create a method of non-formal education about the First World War and its aftermath with the use of an outdoor exhibition.
Additional objective: Present the perspective of difference and diversity in regional attitudes towards history.
What can the teachers / educators gain:
- A possibility to teach about a diverse history (facts) and various, sometimes conflicting memories in simple and relatively quick way
- Possibility to teach about contemporary times through historical examples
The workshop will be divided into three parts:
I. (from 3:30 to 4 pm)
The participants will make an attempt to compare the similarities and differences among the key topics required as obligatory by secondary school education curricula or during guided tours in museums devoted to the First World War and its aftermath. The participants will be asked about key-words describing the memory of that period. These will allow to compare and discuss regional differences in memory and historical sensibility.
II. (from 4 to 4:30 pm)
Participants will have a short guided tour through the exhibition.
III. (from 4:30 to 5:30 pm)
Developing ways and methods of using an outdoor exhibition for non-formal teaching about the period, memory, historical sensibilities etc. as well as proposing relevant materials.
Venue: Café Le Rallye, 49 Quai de Londres, 55100 Verdun
Date and time: from 3:30 pm to 5.30 pm, 20th Sept 2019 (Friday)
Language of the workshop: French
Consecutive translation from English to French provided
Please register for the workshop by writing at: email@example.com
The workshop accompanies the exhibition "After the Great War. A New Europe 1918-1923". The display will be on show in Verdun at the intersection of Quai de Londres and l'Avenue de la Victoire till 25 September 2019.Learn more about the showing of the exhibition in Verdun