American Science Youth Walk is a pedagogical space for diversity meetings and dialogue between cultures and religions that were born with the vocation of contributing to interreligious and intercultural coexistence and social cohesion in the city of Seville.
Diversity & Advocacy; WHO IS IT FOR?
Groups of schoolchildren, adolescents, young people, and adults interested in dialogue and coexistence between cultures and religious traditions that, today, coexist in Seville.
The space consists of:
- A permanent exhibition of photographs and explanatory texts of the most practiced religions in the city of Seville.
- Cultic and ritual objects of the different religious traditions, as well as their sacred texts or their most significant clothing.
- An explanatory map of the presence of various religious traditions in the world.
- An “interactive” map of Seville that expects students to indicate where the main places of worship of each tradition in the city are.
OBJECTIVESThrough an interactive and participatory exhibition, it is intended to:
- To make known, in the educational field, religious diversity exists in the city of Seville.
- Promote dialogue with respect for diversity of thought and belief.
- Help prevent conflicts and the formation of prejudices and stereotypes that harm social coexistence.
- Raise awareness of cultural and religious plurality and the need to foster dialogue to prevent conflicts.
- Warn and act in situations and reactions of xenophobia and racism in the school environment
METHODOLOGYIt is an interactive and participatory exhibition that promotes meaningful learning because it enhances the curiosity of students and builds knowledge from dialogue and participation from respect and freedom of expression.
In an itinerary that runs through two classrooms, students will discover and interact with elements of the various traditions related to the most significant aspects of; Worship and rite, representations of divinity, sacred texts, and objects used in prayer:
The first part of the visit
At first, five groups are formed that are distributed in tables to observe and manipulate various elements of the different traditions. Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
The second part of the visit
* More information about this program is on the education-Seville.es website