Philately and Europeana – Traditional Stamp Making (EN-CUR-489)

The aim of this learning scenario is using Philately (stamp collecting) as an educational tool. The subject is a part of cultural heritage and allows students to bring their own experience, curiosity, imagination and knowledge in it.

Nicéphore Niepce Collectie Herman Maes, Belgium – PD

The learning scenario is originally designed for pupils that are between 7-11 years old but it can be adapted to other age groups as well. The main objective is to study traditional stamp making and archiving-collecting methods of Philately, learn about traditional clothes and industry development based on stamp series found in Europeana Collections.

Stamp collecting – Philately – is not only an enjoyable hobby but also a lifelong learning activity that someone carries on doing the whole life.

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: Ayça Oğuz Karakadılar

Age of students: 9-13

Subject and topic: History, Geography Art Social Studies Cultural Heritage Technology / Philately, Traditional Clothes

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CC BY 4.0: the featured image used to illustrate this article has been found on Europeana and has been provided by the Wellcome Collection.

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