Implementation of “Hrvatski izumi i otkrića” (SOI-HR-519)


In the seventh grade curriculum, students meet with numerous inventions of the first and second industrial revolutions. Using this learning scenario, students reiterated and upgraded their knowledge of boath 19th century inventions and ancient and Croatian inventions. Through the learning scenario, they connected knowledge from history, English and ICT. The students researched to the greatest inventions throughout history, with an emphasis on the 19th century

Implementation context

The students flocked to the greatest inventions throughout history, with an emphasis on the 19th century.

Trought the quiz of knowledge, they checked their knowledge of sncient inventions.

The students familiarized themselves with the Historiana portal and explored additional possibilities of the participants.

Students researched English sources and enriched their foreign language vocabulary.

They developed digital competences by creating the Kahoot quiz.

By exploring Croatian inventors and inventions, they developed knowledge about local scientists and their valuable achievements that enriched world science and art.

Throughout the application of the script, the emphasis was on developing teamwork and learning through research and play.

As our school is part of an experimental program of all-day teaching, the script was implemented through a program of A2 – supported and enriched learning.

The learning scenario was applied to seventh – grade students. The group counted 20 students. Activities with students lasted two school hours.

The learning scenario was applied with minimal changes to activites and digital tools that better suited my students.

Image analysis and conversation (motivation)

Using Europeana sources, students observed paintings of already known inventions. By means of conversation and association, we connected the images shown and reached the title of today’s theme.

Lampa, replik by Edison, Thomas Alva – Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology, Sweden – CC BY.

Ancient inventions

The students played a prepared Kahoot quiz to repeat and check their knowledge of ancient inventions already learned.

Photo 1. Revision of acquired knowledge with Kahoot

Historiana research and creation of your own quiz

The students were divided into two groups. Both groups investigated sources from Historiana. The first group researched Greek inventions, and the second group researched Roman inventions. Within the groups, the students were divided into pairs and each couple had the task of creating one question on Greek and Roman sources, based on their given sources. At the very end, each group created their own Kahoot quiz with five questions.

Students were divided into groups using the digital tool Classroomscreen.

Photo 2. Dividing students into groups using Classroomscreen
Photo 3. Historiana research
Photo 4. Creation of quizzes

Learning and research on Croatian inventons

Students divided into pairs within groups read the avilable sources about Croatian inventors.The groups were divided into inventions and inventors until the 19th century and inventions and inventors in the 20th century.

Each group found five Croatian inventors and inventions and, like a quiz, placed them in the Padlet board.

Photo 5. Students posting their research in Padlet


With the help of the Forms Survey, students gave their short overview of the interesting topic and their contribution to the work of the group.

Photo 6. Students’ overview

Outcomes for students

Applying this study scenario in the classroom, students develpod many competencies.

They connected the curriculum of several subjects such as history, English and ICT.

By exploring the sources of Historiana, they developed safe and reliable internet usage.

Reading sources in English, they enriched their vocabulary in a foreign language.

By researching ancient and Croatian inventors, they connected social, scientific and cultural achievements.

Working in groups/couples has developed collaborative learning and communication skills.

By making their own quizzes, exploring Historiana, using Padlet, they improved their digital competencies.

Outcomes for educator

Europeana and Historiana are reliable and safe sources of knowledge for students and teachers. The multitude of available materials and ready-made learning scenarios are an inexhaustible source for the preparation of classroom work.

Thanks to Europeana’s ambassador, I had the opportunity to learn about all the possibilities of this inexhaustible source of knowledge. With many filters, finding your way around Europeana and finding the required material is very simple.

Learning scenarios are well prepared and easy to apply, and they are also adaptable to their own needs in the classroom. I particulary like the opinions of other colleagues, which makes scenario even more attractive.

The application of this learning scenario has drawn me to further research  Europeana and Historiana whose sources I will use in my future work.

Link to the learning scenario implemented: Hrvatski izumi i otkrića (HR-CUR-694) – Teaching With Europeana (

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CC0 1.0: the featured image used to illustrate this article has been found on Europeana and has been provided by the Berlin Gallery, Museum of Modern Art.


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