Hi-story lessons. History in animations

European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (Instytut Europejskiej Sieci Pamięć i Solidarność) together with the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (Georg-Eckert-Institut für internationale Schulbuchforschung) present the second pilotage animated short film on the 20th-century history. After discussing the beginning of the First World War, as was done in the first clip, the authors focused on another one of the important phenomena of that era: the Great Crisis of 1929. The video provides us with a coherent and visually refined narration, analysing the reasons and consequences of the infamous economical crash.

Amongst professors who worked on the animation are: expert in global economic history, Prof. Peer Vries and author of historical textbooks, Prof. Wojciech Roszkowski. The film was created in cooperation with Rzeczyobrazkowe graphic studio. It can be seen on-line at: bit.ly/GreatCrisisAnimation.

Both videos are available in 7 language versions (English, Czech, German, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, and Slovak) free of charge, within the framework of Open Educational Resources.

The animations are a part of a bigger project called " Hi-story lessons. Teaching & learning about 20th-century European history". Upcoming months will be dedicated to the creation of subsequent animations pertaining to the Marshall Plan, the Events of 1968 and the Russian Revolutions in March and October 1917.

Creation of the pilotage animations would not be possible if not for the financial support ofthe Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (Georg-Eckert-Institut Institut für internationale Schulbuchforschung), Germany, as well as contributions of the following partners: the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (Ministerstwo Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego), Poland; the Ministry of Human Capacities (Nemzeti erőforrás minisztérium), Hungary; Slovak Ministry of Culture (Ministerstvo kultúry Slovenskej republiky); the Ministry of Culture (Ministerul Culturii și Identității Naționale), Romania; Slovak Nation´s Memory Institute (Ústav pamäti národa); the European Association of History Educators EUROCLIO, the Netherlands; the National Remembrance Institute (Instytut Pamięci Narodowej), Poland; Post Bellum, Czech Republic; the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Magyar Tudományos Akadémia) and the Mihálya Fazekasa Elementary and Junior High School (Fazekas Mihály Gyarkorló Általános Iskola és Gimnázium), Hungary.