Teachers can now integrate the Memory of the World Register into their lessons while teaching art, history, languages and literature lessons.
This is after the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched an online course for teachers to guide learners on key historical events recorded in the Register of Memory of the world.
UNESCO’s Memory of the World (MoW) Program was established in 1992 to ensure the preservation of and access to documentary heritage in various parts of the world.
He is now expected to promote educational resources in schools as well as in archives, libraries and museums around the world.
“It will also facilitate cooperation between local schools and memory institutions. The overall objective is to harness the potential of documentary heritage for global citizenship education and intercultural dialogue,” says Unesco.
The online course for teachers provides practical tools and sample lesson plans for integrating the MoW International Register into art, history, language and literature lessons.
It provides a wealth of ideas for teachers on how to diversify curricula while providing engaging experiences for their students.
The general objective is to exploit the potential of documentary heritage for global citizenship education and intercultural dialogue.
Properties including folk music, ancient languages, manuscripts, short films, copies of historical films, collective works from the lives of renowned giants of literature and ancient languages, among others, are recorded in the registry. Memory of the world.
The memory of the global Google Arts & Culture platform also offers teaching resources that Unesco has recently made available, a children’s book and a lesson plan for secondary school teachers on integrating teachings into their lessons. .
In November last year, Unesco launched a Memory of the World electronic calendar for learners, made up of important historical documents from around the world.
The electronic calendar is based on 12 items from the MoW International Register, which consists of important historical documents from around the world.
“Libraries, archives, museums, as well as primary and secondary schools, can use the electronic calendar to promote active learning about cultural heritage, thus fostering intercultural dialogue and global citizenship among children, while providing an engaging and fun learning experience,” says Unesco.
Stories are available on the e-calendar in English, Indonesian, Spanish and Swahili.
To be included in the International Register, an item must be of global significance – historical significance and terms of its characteristics.