Today is UNESCO World Teachers’ Day and EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics is launching a cultural heritage toolkit for teachers in all 24 official EU languages. It is one of the actions of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, which is raising awareness amongst children and young people of the value of Europe’s shared heritage – be it literature, art, monuments, or crafts and traditions learnt from their ancestors. Commissioner Navracsics said: “What better way to ensure the legacy of the European Year than to help our children and young people appreciate their cultural heritage? I am delighted that today, on World Teachers’ Day, we are providing our educators with the tools to do so.” The educational resources presented today have been created to help teachers of any subject or discipline to introduce and discuss cultural heritage in the classroom and outside, targeting students between 10 and 15 years old. The playful and engaging activities are an invitation to reflect on the following questions: What is cultural heritage and why is it important to cherish and preserve it? Why is cultural heritage shared beyond national borders? The toolkit in 24 languages is available here [http://europa.eu/teachers-corner/sites/teacherscorner/files/files/EYCH-2018-toolkit-teachers_en.pdf]. A new online game “Cultural Heritage Detectives” is available here [https://europa.eu/kids-corner/eych].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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