“WORTHY - WORld wars Toward Heritage for Youth” aims to address the urgent need to modernise schools, looking at the decrease in basic competences, coupled with fast technological progress and globalisation, and to enable schools to create European citizens who approach life with wonder, humility and a profound social conscience.
We are developing and testing an innovative approach whose main aim is to motivate 13-19 year old students to reflect more (at school, at home and in their communities) about the fact that History is not only about things 'a long time ago and far away' but it is about all that makes humanity human, up close and personal, and to encourage students to enjoy more the experience of studying history.
To engage even the most unmotivated and underperforming students WORTHY combines customised study paths with digital creativity. We will explore various solutions to ‘digitally augment’ the experience of students while studying facts. We wish to turn the physical documents, maps, photos, objects and stories into a living history - an intense-lived experience for young students who can participate, transform and augment what they will find at home asking to their families to recover the stories of their relatives during War, thus applying digital competences, collaborating with peers, developing new skills and, ultimately, being more engaged in recreating history. The WORTHY approach will be supported at school, as well as at home through the engagement of parents.
Multilingual online platform enabling teachers and students to augment the history study experience with rich media content, increasing engagement in studying historical events and creating students own micro stories.
Multilingual set of practical lesson plans for teachers and toolkits for students. The plans provide teachers with examples and ideas on how to integrate WORTHY methodologies into their classroom activities.
A comprehensive training curriculum articulated in 8 sessions to develop knowledge and skills in teaching and learning using the WORTHY approach.
A training course to equip parent educators and teachers with strategies for developing students’ skills and motivation to recover history and their families' stories by applying the WORTHY approach
4 short-term exchanges of groups of pupils in Italy, Germany, Poland and Croatia to deepen the cooperation among involved schools and to provide pupils with an engaging exchange revolving around WW history and ‘augmented historians’.