What does Swiss chocolate have to do with slavery? What is the connection between South American silver and opium consumption in China? What connects Chinese porcelain with East African tombs?
The gamified learning experience uiivit for history classes invites students from secondary schools I and II on a journey of discovery around the topic of globalization. Accompanied by three museum objects that come to life, the students explore how diverse interdependencies between spaces, times and people have determined our world for over 500 years.
uiivit addresses the history of interdependence as a methodical-historical approach to globalization. This approach is relatively new in historical education, and few learning resources delve into it. uiivit places the history of interdependence at the core of its content, encouraging students to explore multidimensional, temporal, and spatial entanglements.
While using objects to access historical content is common in museum pedagogy, it's less prevalent in historical learning materials. uiivit introduces a fresh and innovative approach by consistently emphasizing object-based access to history in a digital learning environment.
uiivit incorporates various interconnected media-didactic elements, such as an interactive and multimedia learning game. This approach offers students significant flexibility in terms of content focus and processing pace. Additionally, a research journal with a physical guide complements the learning experience.
In summary, uiivit stands out as an innovative educational tool that brings the history of interdependence to the forefront of history education, engaging students with a unique and interactive approach that combines object-based learning with digital media.