Anne, Learning Languages Area Director at Epsom Girls Grammar School, saw the potential of participating in Shared Histories from the outset in October 2013. Anne answers three questions to outline here her students’ journey in developing both the project and their language skills
➔ Can you describe the impact of Shared Histories for you and your students?
The impact is remarkable. The project has allowed students to connect not only with the past but also to the future.
Céline, enseignante au Lycée général et technologique Gay Lussac à Chauny (Aisnes, France) et porteuse du projet Shared Histories en partenariat avec Epsom Girls Grammar School (Auckland, NZ) décrit “ ce qui a commencé par des échanges numériques se transforme en une belle aventure humaine et débouche sur de belles rencontres qui dépasse le virtuel” en répondant à quelques questions:
➞ Est ce que la qualité de votre project dépasse ce que vous en attendiez?
Since Shared Histories was launched in October 2013, many New Zealand schools have embarked on joint projects with their French partners. Here are some examples of successful projects that may inspire you if you are thinking about getting involved this year.
Nos fils, nos familles: creating a Wall of Remembrance
Epsom Girls Grammar School, Auckland, New Zealand Lycée Gay Lussac, Chauny, France
Based on collaborative investigations, the students of both schools are following the story of an...
Colleen Westerman works at Taupo Intermediate where she is a Year 8 classroom teacher and teaches French to other Year 7 and 8 classes. Colleen is a passionate French teacher who started teaching French at Taupo Intermediate in 2007. Students at Taupo Intermediate have active links with French-speaking students from New Caledonia through a sister school partnership with College Jean Mariotti in Noumea. Students can participate in a yearly school tour to New Caledonia and Taupo Intermediate...
This is how Steve Watters*, senior historian and educator, describes the Shared Histories programme:
"I recently had the opportunity to work with a group of teachers in Auckland and Wellington who are involved in the Shared Histories project. The teachers gathered represented a number of curriculum areas representing the potential for a whole-school approach and also demonstrated a strong emphasis on inquiry based learning. Shared Histories offers a meaningful way to explore the New...
As the second call for project is been launched, I catch up with Hilary de Joux, Waimea College Nelson, to ask her about her recent involvement with the Shared Histories programme.
When did you find out about the Programme Hilary?
I was aware of it since its launch late 2013, information had been sent via the French teachers listserve. It caught my attention then but it is not until the NZALT conference in July that I got the chance to learn more. What made you decide to get involved? At...
Take 11 Young Ambassadors - Gather in room - Give 15 minutes - et voilà!
Quiz Q&A for you and your students
- Q: How many men in the Otago Regiment died on New Zealand's bloodiest day, during the Battle of Passchendaele, on 12 October, 1917, winning them the name 'The Unlucky Otagos'? A: nearly 200, with more than 90 men from Dunedin.
- Q: How heavy were New Zealand soldiers' packs? A: around 30kgs
- Q: When did Kiwi soldiers start to return home to New Zealand after the Armistice was signed...
An online school partnership programme, where schools meet and explore the Commemoration of World War 1, and develop a common understanding of the Duty of Remembrance.
Why join the Shared Histories programme?
Do you want your students to be involved in the Commemoration of WW1? Do you want them to meet others in the process, from different countries so that they experience different backgrounds and geographical settings? Do you want them to use and develop an...