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iEARN Local History Project

Long time no see!

This year a new group of students from our Gymnasium # 1 have started working on an iEARN Local History Project.

The Local History Project is a teacher-directed collaborative project in which students research the history of their communities and share their findings with their global peers. The Local History Project serves the goals of iEARN and enables the youth and teachers to collaborate locally and globally, using IC technologies to enhance learning and make a difference in their own communities and around the world.

The goal of the project:

- To teach students to care about the place they live, appreciate historical and cultural environment, to care and respect older generations, to understand and appreciate a historical heritage of the past and the present.

- To create background of their own history and enhance awareness of the significance of local history to students’ present lives.

- To develop research skills using a variety of sources such as interviews, letters, diaries, blogs and books.

- To form and develop academic skills, thinking, reasoning and teamwork skills.

- To form and develop key foreign language competencies and skills.

- To develop ICT skills

-At the end of the projects students make a project board and present their project at school and share their ideas with their peers

Students conduct research about the history of their local communities and then share their findings in the form of essays, power point presentations, art and photos in an on-line forum.

The participants interview their teachers to know more about the place they live in.

Our students analyse the received information, organise it and finally create the poster.

But if a project does not have a final product worth sharing beyond the classroom, it is not a project worth doing. That is why the participants present the project to their classmates and share the information they have found.

Now it’s high time for our students to share the ideas with their peers in an on-line forum iEarn.

*When students of different ages living apart explore and conduct research of their own home place, learn the history of their families and settlements, they contribute to their general knowledge of cultures and traditions. If they write to their peers in a foreign language, their motivation is increased.

Video “Local History Project”

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