The Tolerance Centre's interactive multimedia programme for schoolchildren from years 4 to 11, catering to the social and age categories of schoolchildren.
Our country has its own special state symbols and a fundamental, primary law – the Constitution.
If we made our own coat of arms as a class, what would you draw on it? If we wrote an anthem as a class, what words would you include? And what law would you draw up for the class to follow? Why even does a class need such a law? And why does the state?
- Familiarisation with the state symbols of the Russian Federation
- Understanding the significance of state symbols
- Understanding the role of the Constitution as the fundamental law regulating the relations between people
- Forming the norms of positive interpersonal communication
- Class cohesion
Target group: school year 5
Duration – 1 hour 20 minutes
This interactive lesson begins with an interactive questionnaire for the schoolchildren, by means of individual i-pads. They are given questions on state symbols, their significance and purpose, on the rights and liberties of the individual in the context of civil values. Voting on these matters prompts a short discussion, after which the participants watch a video film on the theme of the interactive lesson.
During this training module, the schoolchildren are asked to draft their own class law (constitution), coat of arms and anthem, in order to better appreciate the role and purpose of state symbolism. The youngsters' first task is to jointly compile a list of class values, things important to each one of them to enable them to feel comfortable and safe in the class. Then, from this list of values, the schoolchildren make their constitution – their rules and regulations for the class. Discussing the results obtained, the youngsters move from an understanding of the need for the observation of rules in interpersonal relations to an understanding of the importance and necessity of the constitution as the fundamental law of the country. The participants then are asked to work together in coming up with a symbol for the class that would best reflect themselves, and write the words that they think should be included in a class anthem.
This concludes with another questionnaire and processing of its results, intended to synthesise and consolidate the impressions obtained, stimulate interest in the history of their country, and respect for its symbols and values.