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Award for Learning Software
"Video Testimonies for School Education" has been awarded „Best Learning Software History/Politics“ and overall winner of the category "Children aged 10 years or older"
At Frankfurt Book Fair, the learning software "Video Testimonies for School Education" has been awarded the GIGA-Maus 2011 in the category "Best Learning Software History/Politics" and is also the overall winner of the category "Children aged 10 years or older". The DVD is based on the online archive "Forced Labor 1939-1945", a collection of almost 600 audio and video interviews with former forced laborers. The software award of the ELTERN FAMILY magazine has been granted to the best software or online products for children for 14 years and is renowned as a seal of quality and reliable orientation guide for parents, kids and teachers.
Accompanying the project "Forced Labor 1939-1945", the Freie Universitaet Berlin developed educational material “Video Testimonies for School Education". They were published in cooperation with the Federal Agency for Civic Education. "Video Testimonies for School Education: Video – DVD – Learning Software – Teachers’ Book" support competence-oriented learning in the classroom, on class project days, and in exam presentations.
In a video DVD, five survivors recount their experiences in camps and factories. Additional films provide background information about forced labor, indemnification and about the online-archive. Learning software provides additional tasks, maps, transcripts and photos, informational texts and tips on methods of use, as well as a timeline and lexicon. An accompanying teachers’ book assists in the preparation of teaching, providing informational texts, suggestions for tasks and worksheets.
The DVDs and teachers’ book are available for order for a small shipping and handling charge of 7.00 € at www.bpb.de. A second edition is being prepared.
Further information about the teaching material can be found here »
This spring - 80 years after the handover of power to the Nazis and 67 years after the liberation - new projects of rememberance in Berlin offer information also on the history of forced labor.
From January 9 until March 8, 2013, the international exhibition "Forced Labor. The Germans, the Forced Laborers and the war" is on display in the Royal Palace of Warsaw.
On November 4, 2012, our interview partner Claudio Sommaruga died at the age of 92.