This Learning Scenario has been developed by Heathcliff Schembri as part of the Europeana DSI-4 project.
This is a cross-curricular learning scenario about letters and postcards from war times (WW1), with activities that involve Mathematics, English, Maltese, Social Studies and Art. It taps into project-based learning, collaborative learning, critical thinking and creativity. Students will search in the Europeana Collections for a WW1 letter, and write a reply. For this task, they will create and design their own postcard (and break it down into fractions), for which they will make use of geometrical shapes. They will also design the content and colour of this postcard. They will then learn how to draft a formal or informal letter, and write a fictional reply to one of the WW1 letters. In groups, students will then write a dialogue between 2 fictional individuals from the year 2050 about war and conflict. Students will also discuss about a contemporary conflict (e.g. Syria). In the next step, students will discuss the context of WWII and search artefacts related to the topic in the Europeana Collections. Finally, students will design a postcard representing "a world free from war".