This scenario is intended for students who do not know about the Europeana portal. I decided to include three main topics in it, namely culture, creative commons licences and creating/sharing art. The best age group are students aged 14 – 19 years old. The first topic is covered as a scientific one and it includes general information about culture and the Europeana portal. As a link to the second topic, students have to find something interesting for them on this portal. Then students get to know about creative commons licences and they have to check what they can do with the interesting thing they have found. During the last part, they again try to find something on the Europeana portal which could be a good present for their friends. The condition is that they can add something to it or alter it so it has to be ‘public domain’.
A digital immersion into cultural heritage
I implemented this scenario in three classes in my school. It was used during different subjects. The first class which has three lessons of civics a week covered the whole scenario in one week. For them it was a kind of a revision, because the first part had already been covered during previous lessons. However, that was the first time they had got to know about the Europeana portal and it was a kind of good fun for them. They found a lot of interesting things in it. The other two classes are still in the process of implementing the lesson, because they have only one lesson a week. Therefore I was not able to carry out the whole scenario.
The whole idea behind this scenario was to teach students more about cultural heritage and to show them they can also be users and publishers of culture.
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