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Hans Christian Andersen and Europe

Travel stories, plays, then and now


Travel Stories.

 After having become acquainted with Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales and their structure (as described earlier in this material), a class starts to write a fairy tale (e.g. 1 -2 pages). This is translated in to English and sent to a twin class at a Fellowship school.

This class continues the fairy tale and sends it on.

It goes without saying that the fairy tale will be illustrated (in black/white) by each class. The final product might, for example, be published in the "Andersen Bulletin".


Travel Plays.

 Based on the fairy tales and their knowledge of the structure of fairy tales, a class writes the beginning of a fairy tale play.

Lines are written, scenery and effects are worked out, etc.

The play is performed at one's own school, then translated into English and record ed on video. Duration 3-5 minutes.

The video is sent to the next school where the play is seen and discussed.

Then a continuation is written, recorded and sent on.

Such productions will let the pupils become acquainted with each other and give a sense of solidarity and, in addition to that, give good discussions about different cultural tra­ditions as reflected in the different costu­mes, interiors, etc.

The complete production will of course be copied and distributed to all schools involved.





Travel: Then and Now

 The subject may very well be related to Hans Christian Andersen who was a typical traveller of his time -but it is not necessary to involve him as a person in this subject.

We suggest that a study is made of the ways of travel in the past, as described in contempora  literature; that newspapers with articles and adverts on travelling from that time are procured -and that these are seen in relation to the present day.

It should be mentioned that the Englishman, Thomas Cook, in the 19th century was the first to arrange extensive conducted tours which can to a certain degree be compared with the charter tourism of today.

The concept "traveller" can be compared with "tourist" -the traveller lives in the co­untry he/she has arrived in and takes part in its daily life. The tourist, on the other hand, lives in isolation in holiday resorts, maybe participating in pre-arranged, guided tours.

How will travel to other countries be in the future?

 We merely offer this subject as an idea and an inspiration but hope to return to it at a later date.





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