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School and life earlier - a digital adventure course for schools invites you to take an interactive journey through time

The ideal school lesson for school and childhood in the 19th century can now be accessed free of charge by teachers on the website of the Friedrichshafen School Museum. In a multimedia, interactive and didactic way, the children learn in a playful way with their teachers what everyday life was like for children around 1850 in school and at home in the village. The course is designed primarily for the third to fifth grades, who find the topic “School earlier” in the curriculum.

A second learning module on Kurrent script makes a good addition to the adventure course, because especially here the children have the opportunity to lend a hand and to get to know the historical dimension of the cultural technique of writing - again step by step.

In fact, the strength of the adventure course is the combination of well-founded historical knowledge, paired with museum educational skills, didactic concepts and extensive expertise in digital learning. The result was a course that enables the children to work through school and childhood around 1850 in an activating and reflective way.

The special feature is the structured structure of the complete offer, so that teachers, guided by the course, can fill about 45 to 60 minutes of lessons. And that in two steps if necessary. Despite this clear guidance through the course, there are also opportunities for class discussions, discussions and learning together.

"We wanted to provide the schools with material for their visit to our museum for preparation and follow-up, in order to make the learning process even more sustainable," says project manager Bettina Kießling, explaining the original idea. In addition, the project gained even more momentum through homeschooling and digitization.

The adventure course can now be accessed nationwide without a visit to the Friedrichshafen School Museum in the classroom or at the desk at home, whether on tablets, notebooks or on the whiteboard. Since the historians and pedagogues have selected material from the school museum's depots that is not used in the on-site tours, the real museum visit and the digital course complement each other; one does not make the other superfluous. And yet everyone can work for themselves.

As an expert in digital learning, Michael Rische, managing director of the LearnDynamics agency in Ravensburg, developed the digital experience course. Above all, it stands for the overall digital concept of individual multimedia items such as 360 ° panorama of the historical classroom, video takes, quiz modules, audio documents or work templates for download. His impressions from the months of cooperation: “It was an exciting task to transfer the wealth of knowledge and sources of the school museum into an interactive, digital course. In the interdisciplinary cooperation of all those involved in the project, we have created an online format in which today's schoolchildren can authentically relive the school around 1850. "

Museum director Friederike Lutz: "I suspect that the team around Bettina Kießling has created something new with the digital experience course, because our research has so far not found anything comparable."

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Friedrichshafen School Museum
Dr. Friederike Lutz
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8045 Friedrichshafen