Core features of the practice
Institution name: Mémoire 2000
Institution URL: http://memoire2000.org/
Extra-mural site visit
Cost (per practice):
Remembrance education and/or history education, Citizenship/democracy education, Antisemitism, Racism, Human rights/discrimination
Group discussion, Film viewing
Additional information about the practice
Number of participants:
More than 100
Age of target population:
National/local specifities (e.g. activity targeted to Swedish school students)
Topics and objectives:
Our objectives are to fight against prejudices and discrimination and promote tolerance values. Each month, from October to June, we project a film to school groups in Etoile St Germain des Prés cinéma. Each projection concerns a theme, chosen to illustrate a given topic: racism, antisemitism, xenophobia, genocide, human rights, women rights ... After each screening, a subject specialist opens the debate, bringing deeper informations and answers the questions coming from the students. The specialists are sometimes witnesses; teachers of the topic; or the film-maker.
Sequence of activities - methodology:
Each teacher receives a file about the theme and the film, before the projection. Afterwards, the teachers are supposed to work in classrooms with the students. Sometimes they keep in touch with us by sending texts giving their impressions.
Length of activity:
Up to 5 hours
Is the activity digital?:
Language(s) in which activity can be delivered:
Is specialist knowledge or professional training required?:
If yes, which type?:
Other, For each film we require a specialist: survivor, witnesses, teachers, lawyears, historians ...
Components of the practice
Accessibility and replicability
Has this practice been evaluated?
By what means?:
Informal verbal feedback
Core content knowledge and transferable skills:
Tolerance, human rights knowing, self responsibility against discimination and racism, men and women equality and knowing about all genocides
Indicators of success:
We have offered our program each year since 1992, we keep good contacts with the teacher corpus, the Rectorat and several institutions such as Mémorial de la Shoah, Camp des Milles, Maison d'Izieu, Oradour/Glane and other memory sites. Each year, we receive about 800 students in our cinema hall and we organise a memory journey with several school classes. Every three months, we produce a newspaper with information about our activity and articles connected to current, present-day questions connected to our purposes.
Educational coordinator contact details:
Name: Memoire 2000
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
How many times?:
The RETHINK project is concerned with bridging formal and informal education. This section explores the factors that make a practice adaptable.
Key factors for successful implementation:
Subject expertise of presenter/instructor
Main challenges to teachers adapting this practice for their students:
The main challenges to teachers adapting this practice are the schedule constraints. The activity takes half a day out of the school and other teachers do not want their students go out for "entertainment". The teachers are often mindfull about scholar program. Some of them don't realise that kind of opening mind is necessary for students.
Availability of guidance/training/replication materials (and in what language/format currently):
In our newspaper and on our site you can find reports of every film and debate seance.
Other comments or details:
Nothing could exist of our action without the help of the donators, adherents and the institutions which give us grants to allow us to maintain our activities. Many thanks for this interesting survey.