The former common European culture arise just at the very beginning of our History, the Upper Paleolithic period, and the called hunter and gatherer communities whose legacy are outstanding archaeological collections at European museums and unusual rock-art places as cave of Altamira. However, about Prehistory stereotypes continue to be maintained and the depictions of people from Paleolithic are full of preconceived notions of identity. Prejudices lead to stereotypes, and these lead to exclusion and discrimination in relation to “the other” from de past and from different cultural communities. This educational activity aims to break down these stereotypes and foster the young people to realize the museums as longlife and widelife learning places and identify the European common heritage.
This learning scenario has been developed during the “Digital Education with Cultural Heritage” online course. The course aimed to improve teachers’ understanding of cultural heritage in order to efficiently integrate it into their lessons and practices. The courses can be accessed here.
Author: Asunción M. Martínez Llano
Age of students: 12
Subject and topic: History, Interculturality, long-life learning/ People living in cave of Altamira