DURATION: 45 min
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 4 To 15
AGE: 13 years old
LEVEL OF TRUST: Low
LEVEL OF PARTICIPATION: Medium
LEVEL OF LEVEL_OF_PREPARATION: Yes
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. The oldest participant makes a timeline (can be with chalk on the ground) and marks his_her first memory about or connected to the local community or public space.
2. Then the whole group adds their memories. Whoever gets inspired to share their memory can simply add it to the timeline.
3. Encourage participants to talk about the memories they put down and why they chose those memories.
4. When all of the memories have been exchanged and put on the History Wall, encourage a reflection on the local community or public space that connects them all (e.g. If you look at/think about all the memories, what does this local community or public space mean to you?)
In a follow up, young people can take photos of public spaces in that local community that are connected with their memories and post them online. Agree on a common hashtag so you can follow each other's photos.
MATERIALS: Paper, pens, chalk (or other materials for the timeline), mobile phones (or cameras for the pictures)