WebQuest: Every Carnival Has a Story (EN-CUR-768)

The learning scenario (LS) “WebQuest: Every Carnival has a Story” aims to familiarize young learners with carnival celebrations across Europe so that they can gain insights into the diverse cultural heritage of Europe, learn about the historical, social, and cultural contexts of these celebrations, as well as the values and beliefs that they represent, and develop, thus, their intercultural understanding, empathy, and respect, which are important skills for students to develop in our increasingly globalized world. Through a project-based learning approach, with a focus on collaborative activities using multiple digital tools, students will engage with a range of multimedia resources from Europeana and other online research platforms to research, plan and create a travel guide including information about carnival festivals in different European countries. In addition to opportunities to practise and develop their English language skills, students will be provided with different options for how they can engage with the topic and demonstrate their learning so that their individual learning styles and preferences are accommodated, ensuring that all students have the opportunity to succeed and achieve their full potential.

The LS can be adapted for older and more advanced learners by adjusting the complexity and depth of the tasks and the language and materials used. It can also be taught in a distance-learning setting by utilizing online communication tools and virtual collaboration platforms.

Overall, the LS will provide an engaging and meaningful learning experience for students, promoting their linguistic and cultural competence, as well as their digital literacy and collaboration skills.

This learning scenario has been developed during the “Digital Education with Cultural Heritage 2023” 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:  Sophia Papagoula

Age of students:  11-12

Subject and topic: Carnival across Europe, Intangible cultural heritage

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Public Domain Mark 1.0: the featured image used to illustrate this article has been found on Europeana and has been provided by the Nationalmuseet Sweden.

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