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Call for International School History Contest ”On the Routes of Europe”

Publicēja 2014. gada 19. marts 00:41Danute Grīnfelde   [ atjaunināts 2014. gada 19. marts 00:50 ]

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(international section)


(Annual theme for the school year 2013/14)



The  history  contest  “ON  THE  ROUTES  OF  EUROPE”  is  promoted  by  the  Fondazione  Paolo Cresci for the History of  Italian migration, by theProvincial District of  Lucca, by the Municipal
Authority  of  Lucca,  together  with  the  Regional  School  Department  of  Tuscany,  with  the  Town School  Department  of  Lucca,  and  supported  by  the  European  Association  of  History  Educators,
EUROCLIO,  by  the  LANDIS  (National  workshop  for  didactics  of  history),  the  MEI  (Museo Emigrazione Italiana), the R.F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights, with the contribution
of the Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca and of Regione Toscana.

The contest intends to focus on relations, culturalidentities and European cultural heritage through new  approaches  to  history  (CLIL  methodologies  and  so  on)  and  on  human  mobility  studies.
Promoting  students  as  active  agents  of  historical  learning  is  a  central  task  for  the  foundation  of democratic humanism within and outside Europe. Studying human mobility can contribute to this.
These aims are even more relevant if we are taking  into account the challenging questions that the European citizens are facing as an effect of globalfinancial crisis and of the institutional problems
of  the  European  Union.  Raising  European  awareness  is  therefore  an  unavoidable  task  for  every educational agency.

Art. 1

This school contest is addressed – in its international section- to single students, groups of students or single classrooms, coordinated by a teacher, andbelonging to an upper secondary school ( 15- 19
years old) of each of the 27 countries of European Union, including Italian schools, which may take part- in this section of the competition- only withtexts in the English language and compete on the
same theme in a different national section. The texts of the schools which intend to compete will be submitted in the English language. Every school is allowed to take part in the contest with no more
than three texts. The schools themselves, where necessary, will select the best ones to send.

Art. 2

Each participant (both a group and a single student) will properly fill the form which will be downloaded from the website www.fondazionepaolocresci.it; www.museoemigrazioneitaliana.org

Art. 3

The texts will deal with the topics referred to in the call for the contest and may have the form of a historical inquiry, a narrative, a story of individual achievement and motivation, a historical dossier,
enriched by primary sources concerning the topics described below:
− −− −    B)  a  historical  and  comparative  dossier/  MY  TOWN  IS  A  EUROPEAN TOWN: THAT'S WHY

Art. 4

The text will be submitted exclusively as digital format and will be sent by E- mail to the electronic address  fondazionecresci@gmail.comwithin 12 p.m. on 15 April 2014, with the indication of the
section (A, or B) for which the competitor intends to compete. Every text will be accompanied by a technical submission form duly filled in according to the instructions. The works will consist in word texts which may be enriched by images, schemes, drawings and so on. Every work must/should not exceed 10 pages typed in Times New Roman, size 12; photos and images  are  not  included  in  the  10  pages  and  won't  be  estimated.  The  video  must  not  exceed  20 minutes

Art. 5

Overall standards of assessment
a) the content and its connection with the theme ofthe contest and the strict observance of the rules described in the enclosed rules ( first of all, every competitor shall include at least a primary source in the text)
b) the coherence and wholeness of the content in relation with the selected topic, the originality of the content
c) the analytic stance towards sources and history,the skill to produce historical accounts which are grounded in evidence

Art. 6

The jury of the contest  shall be appointed by the Fondazione Paolo Cresci among  expert history teachers  of  the  secondary  schools,  and  among  representatives  of  the  European  association EUROCLIO  experienced  in  the  methodology  of  history  and  also  in  CLIL  methodologies.  The assessments  of  the  Jury  are  unquestionable,  but  every  assessment  may  be  notified  to  every competitor on demand. The participation to the competition in itself includes the acceptance of all the rules here described.

The first three best works shall be awarded the following prizes
1st prize € 600
2nd prize € 300
3rd prize € 200

The competitors who will be classified among the fourth and the tenth position will receive books (in Italian and English language) on the theme of human mobility. The three students (or groups of
students, maximum three students and a teacher for  every prize) who will be awarded one of the 3 first three prizes will be guests for two days, 29th and 30th May 2014, on the occasion of the prizegiving ceremony. The ceremony will take place in the Auditorium of the Fondazione Banca del Monte, Piazza San Martino Lucca, on Friday 30th May 2014, at 9 p.m.

Art. 7

The awarded works will be published on the didacticreview ALTROVE. All the works will become property  of  the  Fondazione  Paolo  Cresci  which  is  legally  entitled  to  the  use,  dissemination, reproduction,  deposit,  issue  trough  the  site   www.museoemigrazione.org or  through  publishing houses without any limitation in space and in time, with every means of reproduction, even with those until now unknown.

Art. 8

Tutoring:  whoever  wishes  to  have  a  support  from  the  Fondazione  Paolo  Cresci  may  address  the Fondazione Cresci, fondazionecresci@gmail.comand will receive all the information which may be useful  to  find  sources,  images  and  other  texts  in  the  website  of  the  Fondazione  (most  of  the documentation  in  the  Italian  language,  but  something  available  in  English).  The  classes  and  the students  which  have  an  occasion  to  visit  Tuscany  in the  coming  period  will  be  welcomed  in  the Museo  of  the  Fondazione  Paolo  Cresci,  Cortile  Carrara,  Lucca.  A  free  visit  to  the  Museum  of Migration  will  always  be  possible  with  the  support  of  an  English  speaking  guide,  by  previous agreement on the day and the time.

Danute Grīnfelde,
2014. gada 19. marts 00:43