Identity on the Line
Identity on the Line

School packages

Teaching about sensitive heritage

with focus on migration and identity

Drawing on real-life stories centered around the intergenerational transfer of trauma, the I-ON partners developed this didactic kit intended to accompany teachers in implementing sensitive heritage issues connected with migration and identity with the final goal of building peaceful societies based on respect and mutual understanding.

This school kit is inspired by our joint exhibition. We will use the same themes and stories that appear in our joint exhibition. 

About teaching kit

School teaching kit for students from secondary schools aged 13 and +

There are no restrictions on learners’ age groups. Nevertheless, it would be advisable to work with learners aged 13 and up who have acquainted themselves with the basics of 20th-century European history and the concepts of migration and identity.

You can use the content in history classes, language and culture, geography, ethics, civil education, or others. 

This resource kit is intended for teachers who can accommodate two main project topics in their classes, namely, migrations and identity.

  • The parallels between former and newer migration processes can be engaged as bridges between the current and future common cultural heritage in Europe.
  • Enhancing cultural dialogue and raising the awareness of common history and values reinforces the sense of belonging to a common European space to contemporary migrants, to those who have settled and to the hosting communities.
  • Intergenerational transfer of trauma influences the lives and identities of generations to come. Sharing traumatic experiences can strengthen individuals and groups and build self-respect leading to social well-being.
How to use this resource kit?

These materials are a flexible instrument at your disposal to enrich your classes with field experiences. You are invited to explore it and use it according to the needs of your class(es). 

thematic courses which can be further combined by working in groups. 

  1. Short course (45-90 min)
  2. Larger school project expanding over a week or more.
WHY TEACHING ABOUT MIGRATION AND IDENTITY?

By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.

Sustainable Development Goals, United Nations

The I-ON partners believe that speaking up and making personal stories visible to a wider public can liberate the traumatized and those in the early learning phase and develop their personalities. Thus, the focus is on youth. 

By learning about the past of their fellow citizens, they can develop empathy and critical thinking, become more tolerant and respectful towards diversity, and facilitate social integration. Learners will learn about their shared European history, engaging on a personal level.

Education liberates the intellect, unlocks the imagination, and is fundamental for self-respect.

Identity on the line contributes to achieving the 4th Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Quality education: target 4.7– Education for sustainable development and global citizenship.

6 COURSES

By exploring forgotten or untold stories, learners are invited to express their thoughts and feelings and at the same time learn how to listen and sympathize with their fellow citizens or classmates. 

To start working ethically with sensitive heritage related to migration processes and threatened identities over the last hundred years, it is suggested to research the results and the stories collected through this project. Navigate our website, and the digital exhibition, and watch the short, country- dedicated or full-length movies. This will be an excellent preparation for your lesson plan.

This resource kit encourages
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