The Association of Cultural Heritage Education in Finland invites Finnish day care centres and schools to celebrate International World Heritage Day on 18 April 2018! This year’s theme for the day is Heritage for Generations, which reminds us that the skills and knowledge of cultural heritage must be actively passed on to children and young people, and they must be given opportunities to participate in, learn about and define cultural and world heritage from their own perspective.
Ideas for celebrating International World Heritage Day:
The online exhibition ‘Our Shared World Heritage’ tells about the world heritage process and the seven Finnish World Heritage Sites with illustrative text and beautiful images. The exhibition and its related learning materials with their questions and answers are available in Finnish, Swedish and English at the following address: http://www.kulttuurinvuosikello.fi/yhteinen-maailmanperintomme-2/
Living heritage study material package: The goal of the study material, available in Swedish and Finnish, is to activate children and young people to think about the intangible heritage and share it in the form of videos, images or wiki articles. In addition, the study material site also has picture cards, a PowerPoint presentation, a lesson plan and a Kahoot game. http://opi.aineetonkulttuuriperinto.fi/fi/
Operaatio maailmanperintö (Operation World Heritage) is a cooperative digital learning game in Finnish for children in upper comprehensive school. The duration of the game is approximately one lesson. http://www.operaatiomp.fi
More teaching materials for world heritage education: http://www.kulttuurinvuosikello.fi/teemat/maailmanperinto/
The office of the Association of Cultural Heritage Education in Finland at Ritarihuone (Hallituskatu 2b, 3rd floor) serves coffee for visitors on 18 April from 12:00 to 16:00 and offers world heritage education materials, posters and brochures to teachers, educators and other interested parties.
The work on the management and utilisation plan of Suomenlinna started during the autumn of 2017; the plan is drawn up in cooperation with the different interest groups of the Governing Body of Suomenlinna. The theme of the network meeting held in the evening of 18 April is What is the role of tourism in Suomenlinna? The event is also open to teachers, and it is important to hear points of view concerning class trips and visits by schoolchildren or students. You can register to the event here: https://www.suomenlinna.fi/suomenlinnanhoitokunta/suomenlinnan-hoito-ja-kayttosuunnitelma/verkostotapaamiset-ja-verkkotehtavat/
World Heritage Day has been celebrated since 1983. More information: https://www.icomos.org/en/what-we-do/focus/18-april-international-day-for-monuments-and-sites
Photo: World Heritage Site Suomenlinna, Ira Vihreälehto