(De)constructing the Espai Cràter

90 minutes
€ 85

How was Espai Cràter made? You’ll be discovering through investigation how knowledge and information has been generated, collected and shared in different historical eras. We’ll reveal, through dynamics, which professional profiles make it possible to create and maintain such equipment. You’ll then be taking on the role of historians to analyse and classify different ancient documents from our area that have been left in the Espai Cràter archives.

Once the importance of documentary sources in creating the history of a region has been discovered, the children will be asked to design the prototype for a digital resource that allows them to collect testimonies and experiences from visitors to Espai Cràter, in spoken, or written, or visual or audiovisual formats.

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