News From the eCommemoration Project »Europe 1945-2020«
25 young people from Europe and its neighbouring countries have started their blended learning project on the EUSTORY History Campus.
The participants come from Algeria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Israel, Lithuania, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and Ukraine. Due to personal or family backgrounds, the scope reaches even beyond.
Currently, the group is working intensively in a virtual classroom on the EUSTORY History Campus. The participants have already uploaded short introduction videos, created and discussed timelines of the most important events of World War Two and conducted video interviews with persons in their near surroundings on the memory culture of the War and its end in their countries. In small groups, they are now producing storyboards for TV reports on four different biographies which have remained “silent stories” of the Second World War until today.
One of the project’s highlights will be a seminar in Warsaw at KARTA’s History Meeting House from 2 - 8 March 2020.
Merle Schmidt and Marta Kurek, two experienced educators in the field of civic and history education, guide the group. Marcus Bösch, an experimental multimedia-journalist, will support the digital storytelling about the project results.