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Aristides de Sousa Mendes do Amaral e Abranches

November 13, 2023/

In the small village of Cabanas de Viriato, Portugal, on the 19th of July 1885, a baby was born that would become a hero. He was named as Aristides de Sousa Mendes do Amaral e Abranches.  After finishing his law degree, he married his childhood sweetheart, named Maria Angelina Coelho…

Liberation of Paris – WWII

November 13, 2023/

It was their second day in Paris and they were very excited to visit the city. It was their first trip during their Erasmus year and they wanted to enjoy it as much as possible. The plan for the day was to go to the Pantheon and the Latin Quarter…

Bagpipes and Celtic celebrations

November 12, 2023/

The day had finally come! The three friends, Yannis, Sofia and Eleni, were going to start the Camino de Santiago, also known as the Way of St. James. According to the legend, it is the path that pilgrims followed to arrive at the city of Santiago, where the relics of …

Pain perdu

November 12, 2023/

It was a sunny day. Catarina was going to the French language centre, where she was doing her summer French course. It was a good opportunity to develop her speaking skills, meet new people and discover a French city. She was in Toulouse. In Porto, her hometown, she had already…

The Legend of the Gray Wolf for Children

November 12, 2023/

Once upon a time, there lived a teenage boy named Kemal. Kemal had always been fascinated by the tales of ancient heroes and the wonders of nature. His village nestled in the heart of the meadows, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes that sparked his imagination. One day, while exploring the woods…

The Project

The Shared (Hi)stories project seeks to broaden the minds of secondary students in the EU by encouraging critical thinking and a multi-perspective approach to cultural and historical heritage. Through the exploration of (hi)stories traditionally told from a one-sided national perspective, the project aims to foster a strong sense of EU awareness and citizenship among students while improving their English skills.

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