Spiritual Camino de Santiago French Way – UNESCO HERITAGE (EN-CUR-386)

The aim of this lesson is to provide background information on the Camino de Santiago routes for the young generation. Camino de Santiago is important for learning about Christianity, which is a part of History subject. Moreover, it can serve as an inspiration for modern youngsters. It is important that students are not only aware of geographical, cultural and historical facts but they also see the topic related to the goal 3 of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Good health and Well-being.

In our school, many students come from international families. This learning scenario aims to address this aspect of their lives. Students work in groups. During the lesson, they focus on memories, culture, buildings, food and people. They have to search for important places, sightseeing points and objects that are worth visiting, using Europeana web portal. Moreover, students need to present the items found and even create stories related to them. Their major task is to design and present a walking trail, Camino French Way, which involves the path of Saint Jacobs in the North of Spain and the objects students selected, using Europeana.

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: Alina Mirela Popa

Age of students: 15 – 19

Subject and topic: History, Geography, Religion, Sports/ Christian History/ Travelling

The featured image used to illustrate this article has been found on Europeana and belongs to the public domain.

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