HISTORIANA - YOUR PORTAL TO THE PAST

Historiana™ - Your Portal to the Past is an on-line educational multimedia tool that offers students multi-perspective, cross-border and comparative historical sources to supplement their national history textbooks. It might be considered as a digital alternative to a European textbook, however the website does not attempt to present a comprehensive ‘story of Europe’ and its relationship with the rest of the world. It offers a framework for comparing and contrasting the impact on and responses by Europe’s nations to a range of different events and developments which have shaped the world from the distant past to modern times. Historiana promotes the acquisition of cross-border historical knowledge and the development of critical thinking, digital and other transversal competences important for preparing a young generation for active participation as citizens of the 21st Century. History educators and historians from more than 30 countries have actively contributed to the present on-line tool. Recently also, educators from India, Middle East, North Africa and the United States have expressed an interest in contributing to the website. Historiana™ will continue to grow as more and more contributors upload suitable material.

Historiana - Your Portal to the Past

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Historiana Presented as Part of The Italian Presidency of the European Union

Posted in Historiana - Your Portal to the Past - EuropeanaCreative (2013-2015)

Historiana RomeHistoriana was presented by Steven Stegers (EUROCLIO Programme Director) in Rome on 2nd October as an example of good practice on the use of digital cultural content in the field of education. More then 300 representatives of National Governments, the European Commission and major museums, archives and libraries across Europe participated in this event.

More information, including the presentations by other speakers (such as Jill Cousins – Director of Europeana, Wim Pijbes – Director of the Rijksmuseum and Rossella Caffo - Direttore dell’Istituto centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle Biblioteche Italiane) can be found at http://www.athenaplus.eu/romeconference/.

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New Historiana Project: Call for Core Team Members

Posted in Historiana - Your Portal to the Past - Innovating History Education for All (2014-2017)

Historiana

EUROCLIO acquired a new project within the Historiana programme: “Innovating History Education for All”. The project will run for 3 years (from 1 September 2014 until 31 August 2017) and is implemented by EUROCLIO in partnership with Webtic, Mount School York, the Educational Research Institute and the Georg Eckert Institute. The project will result in a needs assessment, cross-border historical source collections, online learning tools and activities, a multi-lingual user’s guide and a report on educational policies and curricula. At the moment we are looking for history educators to join the core team of history educators that is responsible for the development and testing of the online learning tools and exemplar applications. More information about the call for core team members can be found here: icon Call for Core Team Members Historiana 2014.

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Available Now for Testing! Historiana's "Analysis Tool"

Posted in Historiana - Your Portal to the Past - EuropeanaCreative (2013-2015)

Historiana - demo ready
One of the aims of Historiana is to provide educators with tools for online learning to promote historical thinking. The first tool is now ready to use on the Learning Section of Historiana: the Analysis tool. Once registered, educators can use this tool to make an assignment for their students, who in turn can make annotations with justifications on a complex online source, either coming from the Historiana database or uploaded by the educator.

Try to make your own account and have a go! We are anxious to learn about your experience with this tool, both good and bad. Please write your inputs to Judith Geerling by mail.

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Historiana Online Learning Team Meets in York to Prepare New Projects

Posted in Historiana - Your Portal to the Past - Innovating History Education for All (2014-2017)

York

From 12-14 September Bob Stradling and Helen Snelson met in York, United Kingdom with EUROCLIO coordinators Steven Stegers and Judith Geerling to brainstorm about ideas for new tools for the Historiana website. As a result, the team plan to enable students to make a selection of sources or events and justify their choice, enable them to work with sources and cards on an online canvas, and enable students to compare and contrast source material.

The Hsitoriana team believe that this will encourage real understanding and idenification with events of the past, getting students excited about and involved in their history lessons, whilst also giving teachers online tools to maximise students' learning.

In thecoming 3 years, these and other ideas will be further developed into tools for the new Historiana project ‘Innovative History Education for All’. The team aim to achieve the tools and content to deliver a truly multiperspective, exciting and valuable hisorty education through these initiatives and collaborations.

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Historiana Editing Meeting in Estonia sets the future for Historiana

Posted in Historiana - Your Portal to the Past - EuropeanaCreative (2013-2015)

Historiana Estonia
The Historiana Historical Content and Learning editing teams both came together for the first time in over a year in Tallinn, Estonia from 25-27 August to work on the final stage of the World War 1 module that is under development since the beginning of 2013 and set the future for Historiana. The meeting took place in the Institute of Education of the University of Tallinn, which simultaneously organised a teacher training seminar for over 40 Estonian history educators. Historiana Editor-in-Chief Bob Stradling presented the World War 1 module and the new learning section to this group, which were received with great enthusiasm.

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