How to ‘catch history in the act’? We have developed interactive Education Kits about our recent history which will contribute to forming opinions, citizenships and media literacy. Each Kit challenges students to critically think and reflect on complex historical events and their impact on our societies, while also encouraging the development of a variety of skills like conducting research and interviewing as well competencies related to documentary-making and overall media literacy. Learn more about the toolkits!
Take a look at the different Education Kits above and select one based on the interests and needs of your students. Once you have made a selection, you can:
1) Register using the form here. We will get in touch with you and provide more information. This way, we will also be able to follow your project and provide help where needed throughout different parts of your project.
2) Find a partner school elsewhere in Europe! You might already have a partner school that you have worked with before. If not, you can find a partner school through the eTwinning portal.
3) Set up a first meeting with your partner school and get started! If you do not have a suitable e-meeting platform for you, your colleagues and your students to meet, we can set up a Zoom room for you.
4) Start the Education Kit and the creation of the documentary.
In 2019, Dutch national broadcaster VPRO joined forces with EuroClio and launched the In Europe Schools project. Inspired by the VPRO television series In Europe – History Caught in the Act, presented by Dutch best-selling author Geert Mak, VPRO and EuroClio developed interactive online Educational Toolkits on the modern history of Europe.
We are proud to share that In Europe Schools has brought together more than 110 schools from all across Europe. The countries participating are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
In Europe Schools is a Europe exchange project, during which students are encouraged to research different questions on a variety of topics related to the Education Kits and process their findings in self-made documentaries. The final step of each Education Kit provides a moment of exchange and reflection: Students will exchange their documentaries with their peers in Europe, sharing thoughts and views, enabling them to see how similar topics are approached from different perspectives.
Launch of the Climate Change Educational Kit of In Europe Schools in Dutch!
At the request of the Liaison Office of the European Parliament in The Netherlands, EuroClio and a team of authors have translated and adapted the Climate Change Education Kit for secondary vocational education: VMBO-T level (Netherlands) and TSO level (Flanders). Dutch and Flemish schools will soon be able to discover the Dutch-language Educational Kit Klimaatverandering and exchange documentaries produced between the two of them.
We are excited to announce the launching of the pilot phase of this newly translated Educational Kit, for which we need 4 Dutch schools and 4 Flemish schools to take part!
Does this project sound of interest to your school, and do you wish to spark a discussion on climate change in the classroom? Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if your school would like to participate in this project.
The In Europe Schools project is a unique online exchange and documentary-making project for schools in Europe on different questions of modern European history. Student-made documentaries are published on the In Europe Schools YouTube Channel and exchanged with the partner school. To ensure consent and online safety, EuroClio has published a Statement on Documentaries, including a reminder of the copyright notice.