Culture, a Unifying and Diversifying Element (LS-PT-230)

Having some Europeana’s photos as the starting point, the students discovered, with this Learning Scenario, how to understand people’s cultures, promote engagement with others, and build strong, diverse human ties.

During the pedagogical implementation we discussed the following issues:
– what is culture?
– why is culture so important?

We also talked about how it is acquired and why we can find so many kinds of culture. Also, the students approached hate speech against different cultures and discussed the danger that these types of speech bring to democratic societies.

Specific aims (Psychology and Citizenship)

Concerning the subject involved in the construction of the learning scenario the specific aims were considered as:

  • Understand culture as universal, because there are no people without it, but all humans are different, and, therefore, they answer in different manners to the same problems.
  • Accept difference and learn to deal with it.
  • Make judgments on whether the content is hate speech, identifying and ranking the features of hate speech in terms of severity.

General aims:

  • Know and use the Europeana platform to search for information.
  • Be aware that teamwork can generate more and better ideas.
  • Develop ICT skills.
  • Comprehend how important cultural heritage is to humankind.


This learning scenario was an excellent opportunity for my students to become aware of our own culture. Also, they now realize that people from different cultures will see and define things with other perceptions of the world due to their traditions and environments, and how important it is to respect it.

In addition, it has been essential to open the students’ eyes to different possible interpretations of behaviours and to fight hate speech today in order to build a brighter future for all.

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