This learning scenario is designed to be used with students who have been introduced to Europeana for the first time. It has been implemented with the sixth-grade students (12 – 13 years old) during the Croatian Language (students’ mother tongue) class.
Raising Awareness Through Learning
The learning scenario deals with peer violence and takes place at the time of commemorating the Safer Internet Day, which we linked to the story of author B. Primorac on the same topic. The aim is to raise awareness regarding the safe use of the Internet and the prevention of peer violence. In addition, with this learning scenario, students develop their skills of writing, speaking and acting in an imagined situation. They also improve their digital skills.
Standing in Other People’s shoes
Students critique each form of peer violence and suggest ways to prevent it. They imagine themselves in the place of the abused person express feelings of victims of violence. It leads to a discussion about the consequences of peer violence. Students conclude that no one should be exposed to any form of violence and that any violence should be prevented. Alongside, they develop a habit of focused reading, creativity, collaborative learning and problem-solving as a group skills, recognize the importance of respect for each person.
This learning scenario has been developed during the English version of the “Europeana in your classroom: building 21st-century competences with digital cultural heritage (Rerun)” 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: Anela Crnogorac
Age of students: 11-13
Subject and topic: Croatian Language (Mother Tongue), Art, Citizenship/ Bullying