The web app "Learning with Interviews: Forced Labor 1939-1945" is a competence-based learning programme for students from 14 years of age.
The life stories of former forced laborers take center stage. Seven representatives from different victim groups report on their experiences in camps and factories, the behaviour of the Germans and their experiences after returning home.
The 25-minute biographical short films are based on video interviews from the online archive "Forced Labor 1939-1945". Two background films provide information on forced labor and compensation as well as about oral history. Informational texts, tips on methods of use, timeline and lexicon, documents and maps help to contextualize the information. The tasks can be edited directly in the operating window of the learning platform. The working proposals are suitable for different grades of all types of school and coordinated with a 90-minute teaching module.
Transcripts, translations, navigation and tasks, editing window and portfolio function make research-based learning in regular classes, on project days and in exam presentations possible. Teachers can add their own tasks. Didactic commentaries and the bookmark and note-taking function support an effective and group specific preparation of lessons.
During the trainings in different federal states of Germany the web-based platform "Learning with Interviews: Forced Labor 1939-1945" will be presented and tested together with the participants.