This is a project between schools from countries involved in World War I, hoping the students involved would become closer to what, even today, is reminiscent of those tragic events 100 years ago, but also to be personally involved and aware of how people in war and the memories are connected.
The teachers therefore chosen to guide the students initially, to give them a frame and a common goal (illustrating comic strips on the theme of the first World War), but also to give them a lot of autonomy so that they could take the initiative and be involved in this project.
As a result the students involved themselves in real investigative work in their villages / town halls; they themselves published the results of their research on the TwinSpace; designed their own games / activities to discuss this topic with partners and this in pairs or in groups within the class, but also beyond, in the field, in investigations, outputs, or in personal times when they worked for themselves on the project. The project is part of an action-oriented approach, students with a concrete goal to communicate, and taking up initiatives by themselves. The end product is a powerful set of images drawn by the students of each country.
The final product – the comic series- highlights the active involvement of students through transnational teams. Project activities are clearly in function of the pedagogical objectives. Curricular integration is clear; the pedagogical-based framework is well explained and has reference to the activities, as explained in the prize application. Students have shared their productions, successfully interacted with partner students and engaged in collaborative work (co-produced comic strips. Some of the comic strips were co-produced between partner students.
Christelle Sebillaud (Collège des Racines et des Ailes, France)
Anica Svetik (Osnovna šola Cerkno, Slovenia)
Céline Bardyn: Collège des Racines et des Ailes (DRULINGEN, France)
Ewa Gabryliszyn: Zespół Szkół Technicznych i Ogólnokształcących (Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland)
Inga Szramska: Zespół Szkół Technicznych i Ogólnokształcących (Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland)