From a Common Past to a Common Future is a bilateral partnership between a Hungarian and a Turkish secondary school. It is rooted in our principal belief that our nations have more in common than one would think. Given the overlapping 150 years in our history when the Ottoman Empire ruled most of the Carpathian Basin, the core topic of our project is to learn about each other, but as we do this, we wish to focus on those features that connect us.
We plan to develop the FCPCF project in gradually widening circles. Students will first introduce their families, schools and hometowns to each other, then they explore our cultural heritage and common past in close collaboration. They will also explore geothermal energy and thermal water as a common point of interest in our towns. Finally, they compare their natural environments, their personal lives and sociocultural settings with an implication to the future - the Project aims to make participants aware that development and sustainability should go hand in hand, and that they have a role in this. The use of ICT tools is essential throughout the project. Students learn common expressions in Turkish, Hungarian and English and they create a digital sound dictionary in 3 languages with terms related to everyday communication, history, folk art, geothermal energy, and environmental protection.
The mission of the Project is to spark students’ curiosity and raise awareness in a range of different fields of study and interest, using English as a medium of communication. Hungarian and Turkish also planned to be used. We hope that this will lead to a better understanding of each other’s cultures, which will assist young minds in becoming true ambassadors of their own culture and help them achieve a sense of European citizenship.
- Subjects: Art, Biology, Drama, Foreign Languages, Geography, Geology, History, Language and Literature, Music, Natural Sciences, Politics, Religion, Social Studies / Sociology, Technology
- Languages: EN - HU - TR
- Pupil's age: 15 - 17
- Tools to be used: Chat, Project Diary, Twinspace, Video conference, Web publishing
- Aims: Objectives and areas to investigate:
- Search for information about life in the Ottoman Empire and Hungary in the 16th and... read more
- Work process: 1-September 2011 The official launch of the Project
Embedded work plan into the schools’ work schedule for the 2011/2012... read more
- Expected results: The teacher of the co-coordinating school has taken part in two successful eTwinning/Comenius partnerships in her former school, and the... read more