Youth from Jordan and Lebanon promote cultural heritage

Jordan, Lebanon, August 8, 2012

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Cultural Heritage Educational Toolkit

Mercy Corps Lebanon and Jordan implemented the European Commission-funded project “Foundations for a Strong Future: Youth in Lebanon and Jordan Promote Cultural Heritage” in partnership with four local partners (see below), to promote increased accessibility to and sharing of cultural heritage in order to build pride and knowledge among youth and children in Lebanon and Jordan.

To help address challenges to the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage in Lebanon and Jordan, Mercy Corps produced a multi-lingual Cultural Heritage Toolkit for educators, local NGOs, and students that provides background information and lesson plans for making learning about cultural heritage fun and accessible to all. These toolkits are helping Lebanese and Jordanian youths to develop their knowledge and discover new cultural experiences.

The toolkit presents the conceptual foundations for the development of the heritage education curriculum, and provides a series of tools to assist teachers and cultural animators use active educational methods to make youth discover heritage, document it, present it to the public through all available means, and develop their sense of responsibility toward this heritage and its protection.

Links to download the toolkits:
In English
In French
In Arabic

In English
In French
In Arabic

Program partners:
Jordan Museum; Beirut National Museum; Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD); L’Association pour la Protection des Sites et Anciennes Demueres au Liban (APSAD)

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