Sarajevo July 14, 2014
Jens Wagner - German embassy in Sarajevo
personal stories being the best way to teach. especially for history. Centropa uses personal stories to make history come alive. German policy towards BH. Germany wants to support the western balkan countries to join NATO.
Therefore we must cultivate the young generation ie the teachers who affect the young generation.
Personal freindshops - series of youth conferences - youth activists
latin bridge schools in BH with EU to create partnerships - guest families. hopes that this will help draw young people together.
main beneficaries - indirect - our pupils.
kindertransport - yonathan dror bar-on firstname.lastname@example.org + check kelli gelharts - pay it forward lesson plans
show three pictures - what do they have in common - they are Jewish
november 1930 - september 1939
10,000 children transports
9/11 - 10/11 kristallnact
we refugees - pen by Benjamin Zephaniah (BRitish rasafari)
what is my objective?
lift the activity - tools (centropa films)+ output - the students work /project (class discussions), film, test + outcome : how you change your students thinking (I now have a deepened understanding of imigrants) - harder to measure but most important
Serbia + Florida
wanted to create a project to challenge student stereotypes and expose them to the world.
closed fb groups
society though a digital lens
what did they learn?
cultural difference (race, interests)
students got to know each other
seeing other teens: similarities
make them friends first och get curious about each other
Centropa- the common denominator
see a Centropa film and then ask pupils to answer the same questions
intolerance in other societies
multiethnic and multi religious societies just by exposing student to there - stereotypes witll melt
Boder Jumping Project
Marie Kahle Gesamtschule Bonn
Elementary school ”Malta” srajevo
survivial in Sarajevo
a main topic: how civil societies are created and destroyed - and how they can be rebuilt and sustained.
goals - to learn history from the students own families perspective - to search for some link between their ancestors and the representative of other cultures and religions - to intergrade information and communication technologies in the process of teaching history