Who was Don Quixote de la Mancha? (LS-ES-46)

This Learning Scenario is intended for Primary Students (7-8 years old) that will be working collaboratively in groups with the purpose of developing their creativity and innovation. Students have to collect information and share among them in order to create a final task. They share and support different ideas and belongings by means of collaborating together. Through the use of Europeana and other online resources, students will develop digital literacy skills.

Discovering Don Quixote de La Mancha

The main axis of the project is the literary work Don Quixote de La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, starting with short and simple videos from the YouTube platform. It is also complemented with graphics and written resources that can be found on the Europeana website.

Don Quixote de La Mancha: a symbol of Spanish cultural heritage

This will allow our students to read the existing adapted works of Don Quixote de La Mancha. Students can also spread the Spanish language and culture in the schools, starting from Don Quixote. The can share the knowledge of Spanish cultural heritage through literary, architectural and pictorial works, but also integrate Spanish culture with other cultures present in the schools. That way, they learn how to respect them and consider them as a source of personal enrichment.

Awaking students to understand other cultures

The awakening of students interest in Spanish culture is one of the key element of this learning scenario. The aim is for them to know, value and respect our own and others’ basic cultural and historical aspects, our historical and cultural heritage. Overall, the lesson will develop their interest in others.

And develop interest toward digital cultural heritage

During this lesson, students have the opportunity to work on different areas: reading, using ICTs as support to develop activities and establish a first contact with the Europeana website.

The purpose? Introduce digital cultural heritage in the following projects that are carried out, enrich digital learning materials with cultural data and inspire learners of all ages.

According to my national curriculum, the topic of the learning scenario fits properly with the main goal of the curriculum. Indeed, at this level, the learning scenario develops students’ key competencies as shown in the Educational Law and, therefore, we can cover all of them with the activities carried mainly in Spanish Language and Social Sciences among the other subjects (i.e. Art or Social Values).

As we well know, cultural heritage often brings to mind artefacts (paintings, drawings, prints, mosaics, sculptures), historical monuments and buildings, as well as archaeological sites. But the concept of cultural heritage is even wider than that and has gradually grown to include all evidence of human creativity and expression: photographs, documents, books and manuscripts, and instruments, etc. either as individual objects or as collections.

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