In the run-up to the last federal election, "logo!" children's reporter Alexander met the top politician of the "Alternative für Deutschland", Tino Chrupalla. In the interview on September 9, 2021, the politician called for more "deutsches Kulturgut" (German cultural heritage) to be taught in German schools again and for students to learn more "German" poems by heart. When asked by the reporter, however, the politician could not give a concrete example of a poem.
The University of Bremen is sure: Pupils can do it, as well as other education experts in Bremen! That's why the project "Poem Alternatives for Germany - With 52 lyrical contributions to cultural education through the year" asks them for their favourite poem. In addition, the initiators want to know from them what contribution this poem can make to understanding our common "German cultural heritage", in other words: to contemporary cultural education, to value orientation, to aesthetic perception, and thus to strengthening social cohesion.
In the spirit of diversity culture, poems in all languages are naturally included. In addition to the students themselves, other education experts in Bremen will be asked, for example teachers, scientists, education policy makers, cultural workers and many more. The result will be a publication in the form of an illustrated collection of poems with personal comments, which student teachers can then use in practical school phases, i.e., test and expand in their work together with students and teachers. It is planned to accompany the creation of this publication with event formats for pupils, teachers, students, education experts and other education enthusiats in Bremen. Within the framework of these events, the selected poems are to be the focus of attention, i.e., for example, presented scenically, linked to exhibition objects, and discussed in various formats. The print publication is to be accompanied by an interactive website on which all interested parties can participate with their own "Poem Alternative for Germany".
Partners: Dr. Uwe Spörl, FB 10