Workshop: Original Perspectives

Description

This activity invites participants to read and analyze personal letters and newspapers depicting the same event or theme. They are then asked to reflect upon what factors influenced the difference and similarities in both narratives.

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45-60 min
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15 years +
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Museum/Extramural
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To be discussed

Objectives

Interpret a social reality with the help of the historical methodology

Suggested Subject

History of the 20th century, Contemporary World.

 This activity is also available outside
of the educational program

10 individuals minimum

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Original Perspectives

The way we think about history is often focused on big events that had major consequences on entire populations.

This workshop aims to reframe the individual experiences within the scope of a broader history.

Letters written by ordinary people reflect a very particular perspective that is often not the same expressed to the general public in newspapers.