Tłumacz Migam - Międzynarodowe Centrum Kultury
"Use heritage"! Lessons on cultural heritage online
We invite primary and secondary school teachers to enroll their classes for free online cultural heritage lessons. Meetings with ICC educators are a way to better learn about issues related to material and non-material heritage, multiculturalism, civil society and practical knowledge of how to wisely use cultural resources online. All you need is Internet access and a projector or a large screen so that the whole class can take part in the lesson without leaving the school building.

It's possible to organize lessons in Ukrainian. Details are available HERE.

Classes will be run by experienced educators who carry out our program for children and young people on a daily basis. During the classes we will use multimedia presentations, quizzes and games that will make the meeting engaging.

Practical information:Dates: classes are held from Monday until Saturday
Duration: 45–60 min
Form: online classes, via ZOOM platform (whole class in front on one multimedia screen or each pupil in front of his or her own computer)
Participants limit: up to 30 people
Cost: free of charge
Needed equipment: a microphone and loudspeaders are obligatory, a camera - a nice-to-have
Order at: warsztaty@mck.krakow.pl

Please include in your message the following information:
preferred date,
preferred hour (not earlier than 9 am),
the theme of classes (pleaes select from the themes below),
the name and address of the school,
information about which class it is and the age of children,
number of children and teachers,
contact data of the person responsible (name, surname, phone number, e-mail address)
More information: Agata Klejzerowicz, e-mail: a.klejzerowicz@mck.krakow.pl

Organisational information:
after the date and hour of the lesson is confirmed via e-mail, we will send you a link to a ZOOM meeting,
the teacher should forward to link to his or her class,
pupils click on the link at a given time, and are redirected to the ZOOM website, where we all meet for the online lesson; if you use a mobile phone or tablet, you would need to download and install a free ZOOM App,
first minutes of the lesson are dedicated to group gathering and technical information,
during the classes we use quizes and games from such platforms as  Kahoot, Wordwall, Quizizz, LearningApps.

Lesson subjects on heritage on-line
Heritage from scratch (primary school, and secondary school)
Classes relate to basic concepts related to heritage. Their task is to make participants aware of what heritage is, how to protect it and what threatens it. Classes teach the basics, distinction between tangible and intangible heritage and introduce the list of Polish monuments inscribed on the UNESCO list. 

My little homeland - local heritage (primary school, and secondary school)
Classes relate to basic concepts related to local heritage. Their goal is to make participants aware of what heritage is in the local aspect, as well as to show various ways to protect it. The essence of the classes will be the concept of "little homeland" as a place of a special nature. 

Multicultural Krakow (primary school - older classes, and secondary school)
Classes will be devoted to multiculturalism and how to define it. We will tell you about historical events that over the centuries have had a special impact on Krakow's multiculturalism. During the classes we will talk about the diversity of Krakow's  heritage, present-day multiculturalsm, benefits, threats and challenges that are connected with it.

Heritage on the web (primary school - older classes, and secondary school)
Classes easily explain the possibilities of using the cultural heritage available on the web. Educators will explain the rules for using materials shared under Creative Commons licenses, as well as show where they can be found. They will also present websites on which interesting exhibitions and performances can be viewed.

Krakow - the city of kings (primary school and secondary school) 
Why Krakow is Krakow? Which king was the first to be crowned in Wawel? In what year was the Jagiellonian University founded? And how did it happen that the capital was moved to Warsaw? In virtual reality, students will have the opportunity to visit one of the oldest cities in Poland, see places such as the Main Square, St. Mary's Church, the Wawel Castle and the famous Royal Road. Educators will conduct classes in an active way, engaging participants to learn more than a thousand years of the city's history. 

Heritage in the forest (primary school and secondary school)
The classes deal with natural heritage as one of the possible forms of heritage passed on to us by our ancestors. They will explain why taking care of our natural environment is an important part of our patriotism. During the classes such themes would be touched upon as: the protection of nature in Poland, what constitutes a forest, what ecological balance is. We will give the participants some tips about how a person should behave in a forest.

City as heritage (primary school - older classes and secondary school)

During the classes our educators will explain how a city can become a heritage - taking as an example selected Polish cities. They will talk about multiculturalism, material and non-material aspects of heritage. Together with the participants they will answer such questions as: what is the value of heritage for the city and its citizens, how it can be threatened and what we can do to protect it.

Non-material heritage (primary school - older classes and secondary school)

Classes about non-material heritage. At the beginning of the meeting we will try to define cultural heritage. We will clarify what cultural non-material heritage list is and what kind of objects are included there, on the basis of specific examples. We will give examples of non-material cultural heritage: artisanry, language, vernacular, rites, events, such as toy making in Żywiec and Sucha Beskidzka, wild-beehive finding, bear-leading, Dunaj floating, and Krakow lace making. We will aso discover what European regional cultural heritage web is and what is its purpose.

Fun&folk – customs and traditions (primary school - older classes and secondary school)

Classes about folklore and folk culture as elements of our cultural heritage. We will talk about vernaculars, beliefs, dance, couisine, artisanry, architecture and art. The educator will describe the most characteristic dishes from different regions, e.g. a Krakow pretzel, the so-called "haluszki" and "pyry z gzikiem". The participants will get to know the people important for folk culture, such as Oskar Kolberg and Antonina Konopczanka. Together we will reflect on whether folklore can be shameful and what can be done to remember about and popularise folk traditions.

Ukraine - History and Culture (primary school and secondary school)
The classes are designed to prepare Polish students culturally to welcome Ukrainian men and women who seek refuge in Poland from war. During the classes, the educator will test the students' previous knowledge of Ukraine, as well as the presence of stereotypes about this country in their minds. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn basic information about Ukrainian culture and language, but also about the causes of war and refugees today.

The goal of the class is not to prepare children psychologically for the current situation, but to help them better understand people from Ukraine - while educators are aware of the psychological recommendations for talking to children about war. War and its reporting is only the context of the class, not the main topic.
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