What is One World in Schools?
The JSNS Educational Programme (JSNS – Jeden svět na školách / OWIS – One World in Schools) is one of the educational programmes of the People in Need organisation. Since 2001, we have been helping educate responsible young people who are able to find their way in today’s world and approach information in an open and critical manner. They are not indifferent and they are interested in what is happening around them, which strengthens their active citizenship and civic engagement.
We provide teachers with an attractive form of audio-visual lessons comprising documentary films and methodological materials with activities, all of which are available online on our website. Using these, we aim to bring important topics and specific stories into schools. We focus not only on modern Czechoslovak history, but also on the current issues of today’s world. This includes exploring themes such as human rights, media education, environmental issues, civic engagement, and many others. What is more, all of the films are free-of-charge and legal.
Registration on the website is free for teachers and students in the Czech Republic.
Possible international cooperation
JSNS actively seeks out partners for future cooperation. We are open to different forms of cooperation with various types of partners including (but not limited to) non-governmental non-profit organisations, educational institutions, and film festivals. We are able to lead large-scale projects aimed at sharing our experience with using documentary films in both formal and informal education. In these cases, JSNS helps the partner organisation to develop educational materials, train teachers how to use them, establish film clubs, and support young active people in their activities. We are also ready to participate in projects that are proposed by potential partners based on their relevance to the JSNS mission.
For more information, contact our coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following the Czech example, Educational programme JSNS has also been operating abroad for eight years (in Slovakia, Poland, Estonia, Romania, Germany, Lebanon, Georgia, Mongolia, Moldova, Armenia, Iraq, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia and Kosovo).
See our lessons in English
1989: From the diary of Ivana A.
English / Movies for public
2014 / 42 min. / titulky / 12—21 let
The subject of the film is the authentic diary of 18-year old Ivana A., who uses the personable perspective of a high school student to reflect on a year of the existence of Communist Czechoslovakia.
1989: From Letters Across the Iron Curtain
Movies for public / English
2019 / 44 min. / titulky / 13—21 let
Petr Kořínek is 21. He’s from Pardubice, listens to underground bands, reads samizdat publications, and has problems at school because of his long hair. He also dreams about emigrating. It so happens it’s early 1989, and there is nothing to indicate that he might see freedom anytime soon in communist Czechoslovakia.