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The KIT: World Heritage in Young Hands

Developed in 1998, the World Heritage in Young Hands Educational Resource Kit for secondary school teachers is one of the main tools of the World Heritage Education Programme. It aims to sensitize young people to the importance of preserving their local, national and world heritage.

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The World Heritage in Young Hands Kit
is based on an interdisciplinary approach seeking to involve teachers across curricula in raising awareness of young people of the importance of World Heritage.
The World Heritage in Young Hands Kit
strives to incorporate World Heritage into the curriculum as a way of delivering core subjects and transverse themes in the classroom as well as through extra-curricular activities
The World Heritage in Young Hands Kit
focuses on creative and participatory methods of teaching, involving students in research, in collecting and analyzing data, in role-playing and simulation exercises, in information and communication technology, and in taking part in well-planned field trips.
The World Heritage in Young Hands Kit promotes discussion and listening to others, resulting in re-affirmation of identity, whilst promoting mutual respect and respect for diversity. It serves as a valuable bridge for bringing together young people, teacher, heritage specialists and other stakeholders in a situation in which they can learn together and from each other and which results in knowledge and appreciation for their local and world heritage.
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LanguageDateFormatsAvailable
Kiswahili 2004 PDF PDF Yes
Laotian 2001 PDF PDF Yes
Korean (DPRK) 2007 PDF PDF Yes
Korean (RK) 2003 PDF PDF Yes
Uzbek 2001 PDF PDF Yes
Urdu 2003 PDF PDF Yes
English* 2002 PDF PDF Yes
Thai 2004 PDF PDF Yes
Chinese* 1998 PDF PDF Yes
Arabic* 2009 PDF PDF Yes
Japanese 2000 PDF PDF Yes
Portuguese 2012 PDF PDF Yes
French* 2002 PDF PDF Yes
Mongolian 2004 PDF PDF Yes
Spanish* 2006 PDF PDF Yes
Hungarian 2006 PDF PDF Yes
Macedonian 2012 PDF PDF Yes
LanguageDateFormatsAvailable
English* 2002 PDF PDF Yes
English* 1998 Paper No
French* 2002 PDF PDF Yes
French* 1999 Paper No
Spanish* 2006 PDF PDF Yes
Spanish* 1999 Paper No
Arabic* 2006 PDF PDF Yes
Russian* 2000 Paper No
Armenian 2002 Paper No
Finnish 2002 Paper No
Georgian 2001 Paper No
German 2001 Paper No
Hindi 2001 Paper No
Hungarian 2006 PDF PDF Yes
Indonesian 2001 Paper No
Italian 2002 Paper No
Italian 2002 Video No
Japanese 2000 PDF PDF Yes
Khmer 2005 Paper No
Chinese* 1998 PDF PDF Yes
Croatian 2011 Paper No
Kiswahili 2004 PDF PDF Yes
Korean (RK) 2003 PDF PDF Yes
Korean (DPRK) 2007 PDF PDF Yes
Laotian 2001 PDF PDF Yes
Latvian 2006 Paper No
Lithuanian 2004 Paper No
Macedonian 2012 PDF PDF Yes
Mongolian 2004 PDF PDF Yes
Philipino 2004 CDROM No
Portuguese 2012 PDF PDF Yes
Portuguese 2012 DVD No
Serbian 2011 Paper No
Slovak 2002 Paper No
Swedish 2003 Paper No
Thai 2004 PDF PDF Yes
Turkish 2002 Paper No
Urdu 2003 PDF PDF Yes
Uzbek 2001 PDF PDF Yes
Vietnamese 2001 Paper No
Sinhalese 2013 Paper No
Tamil 2013 Paper No
Englsih Pacific version “Our Pacific Heritage” 2004 Paper No
Amharic (Ethiopia) Soon   No
Ukrainian Soon   No
Turkish (2nd edition) Soon   No
Vietnamese (2nd edition) Soon   No
Albanian Soon   No

*Official UN languages

37 national languages

The World Heritage in Young Hands Kit presently exists in 37 national language versions. The Kit includes six chapters supplemented with resource materials:

  • Educational approaches to World Heritage
  • The World Heritage Convention
  • World Heritage and identity
  • World Heritage and tourism
  • World Heritage and environment
  • World Heritage and a culture of peace
  • Resource Materials

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2 DVDs

In addition, two interactive DVD versions of the Kit, in English and French, have been produced. Besides the content already available in the printed version, they also include:

  • The World Heritage Convention text
  • Brief descriptions of World Heritage
  • World Heritage map
  • Photo and video gallery
  • Patrimonito’s World Heritage Adventures cartoon series
  • Documents
  • and more

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