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Learning from the past, designing our future, with eTwinning

“Our rich and varied cultural heritage has a profound power to help build our nation” - Nelson Mandela

According to the Eurobarometer, 88% of respondents agree that Europe’s cultural heritage should be taught in schools, as it teaches us about our history and culture. (Special Eurobarometer Report, Cultural Heritage, 2017).

The aim of the eTwinning book is to explore various aspects of cultural heritage, and to offer examples of eTwinning projects as well as ideas for activities related to cultural heritage.

In the first section, you will find out what is meant by cultural heritage and be introduced to heritage interpretation as a learning approach, and in the second, you will discover inspirational eTwinning projects dealing with the tangible, intangible and natural aspects of cultural heritage. 

The third section provides you with information about the rich resources offered by Europeana, the European Union digital platform for cultural heritage, and exciting class activities prepared by our pedagogical team that are linked to different subjects, from history to astronomy, and from maths to languages. 

In the final section, you will find out how your students can learn about history and heritage using the resources of the House of European History. You will also discover how eTwinning schools can promote cultural heritage, by organising activities both in and outside of the school community.