Blog ESSR

Welcome to the ESSR!

Whether by accident or on purpose, you've stumbled across the blog of a brand new Erasmus + grant project called the Experience of State Socialism Reimagined (ESSR). Welcome!

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How is this going to go?

You know what the ESSR project is, and you know who the partners are. There's still a lot for us to share, though, and the top priority right now is telling you how this is actually going to work. We have a plan for how the project will unfold over the next two years, and we hope that it will be useful for you as you put together your own projects.

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How we work with our sources

The ultimate goal of our project is not only to create a series of lesson plans, but also to give you a glimpse of how we make them. Here's how we work with sources and the kind of obstacles we have to deal with.

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On the way towards a lesson plan

In this blog post, we at the Sofia Platform would like to introduce some potential sources to you, along with the background behind them and the methodology that we used to choose them.

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Primary Sources vs. the Public Space: The Case of the Metro

This blog is happy to introduce another partner in the ESSR project: Creative Teaching Group. CTG won’t directly contribute to creating any of the lesson plans; instead, they’re organizing seminars for the public where they will deal with Czechoslovakia’s communist past. Here, you can have a look at how their workshop on Prague’s metro went.

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Building a Lesson Plan: The Aims and Principles of Lesson Plans

We're finally getting to our main goal: creating a stand-alone lesson plan. However, berofe we get down to it, our Bosnian member Haggadah presents the obstacles or wider teaching conditions that accompany the creative process of making the lesson plan. Here's the first set of their ideas.

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