Implementation of “From Reading to INclusion” (SOI-ES-514)


The implementation involved 25 sixth-grade students in four sessions lasting 50 minutes each, two weeks before The International Book Day.

Objective: Introducing 6th graders to the significance of reading for both academic and personal well-being.

Duration: Four sessions, with each session lasting 50 minutes.

Session 1

  • We kicked off with an icebreaker activity to introduce the concept of well-being and looked into the advantages of reading.
  • Students were required to describe the image of the learning scenario (LS-DI-726).

Session 2

We read the descriptions aloud and supplemented them with additional tasks, such as creating a title, exploring the connection between reading and well-being, and analyzing how these concepts are depicted in the picture.

Session 3

  • Brainstorm ideas on how to promote reading for well-being in our school.
  • They decided to share stories with their younger schoolmates on International Book Day, using books about well-being from the school library.

Session 4

We chose books from the library and read them with the help of the language assistant.


For students:

  • Students developed visual literacy skills by analyzing an image from Europeana’s cultural heritage collection, gaining cultural understanding and empathy. 
  • They used this image as inspiration for creative expression activities related to descriptions, practiced critical thinking through discussions, and connected the images to personal experiences with reading and well-being.

For me as educator:

  • Increased awareness of visual art’s role in well-being Enhanced pedagogical skills in selecting and analyzing visual resources.
  • Cultural appreciation and a more inclusive classroom environment.
  • Inspiration for teaching through concrete ideas and strategies.
  • Motivation for continued exploration of Europeana images for ongoing professional development.

Link to the learning scenario implemented: From Reading to INclusion (LS-DI-726) – Teaching With Europeana (

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PDM 1.0: the featured image used to illustrate this article has been found on Europeana and has been provided by the Nationalmuseum Sweden.

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