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Using Historiana to teach history from different angles
December 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
In the period December 2020 to June 2021, together with Europeana, we have hosted a series of Webinars for advanced users of Historiana. During this series, each webinar focussed on a specific topic, using exemplar content from the Europeana Collections, and a critical thinking skill (you can find links to all webinars’ results at the bottom of this page). Given the positive feedback that we have received last year, we have decided to offer a new webinar series for the period December 201 to May 2022.
Our new upcoming webinar series will focus on four different topics, and help us discuss how we can help us students relate with history from two distinct angles: the “wide angle” that allow students to understand how big events shape history, and the “narrow focus” that allow students to reflect on the impact of history on local communities and everyday life.
Using exemplar content from the Europeana Collections, we will develop and present original eLearning Activities focussing on the following topics:
- “Coffee as a Global Commodity” – 07 December 2021 at 17:00 Amsterdam Time, hosted by Helen Snelson (more information below);
- “Bologna and the rise of Medieval Universities” – 15 February 2022 at 17:00 Amsterdam Time, hosted by Gijs van Gaans (date to be confirmed);
- “Paintings of everyday life” – 22 March 2022 at 17:00 Amsterdam Time, hosted by Ute Ackermann Boeros;
- “Railways and Connectivity” – 24 May at 17:00 Amsterdam Time, hosted by Bridget Martin.
No problem, just watch the introduction to Historiana’s eActivity builder and you will be good to go!
You can also access the recordings of past Historiana webinars:
Feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The History of Coffee can stimulate great learning!
We all know that coffee is a stimulant, but come and join this webinar to learn how coffee in the past can be a stimulant for great learning in history. Teaching history on a global scale can be hard as there are so many conceptual, geographical and vocabulary challenges for pupils. Using sources of evidence about an everyday product such as coffee can provide an accessible way to learn about how the people of the world have connected and with what consequences. In this webinar we will explore a variety of sources and consider how we can use them for teaching in-class and online.
Historiana is EuroClio’s online educational platform on which you can find free historical content, ready to use learning activities, and innovative digital tools made by and for history educators across Europe. The material available on Historiana is greatly provided by Europeana’s collections. Find out more about Historiana here.
The eLearning Activities
The eLearning Activities are made on Historiana’s eActivity Builder to provide teachers with ready made material which engages directly with historical sources, and are largely authored by EuroClio’s Teaching and Learning team.
When creating an account on Historiana, it is possible to modify the already existing eLearning activities, or create your own to share with your students.
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