Award Ceremony in Italy in 2019
The award ceremony of the Italian history competition took place on May 31, 2019 at the Fondazione per la Scuola della Compagnia di San Paolo which has been organising the competition since 2004. The topic of the 2018/19 edition was "Transitions: The Two Post-War Eras of the 20th Century”.
105 students took part in the project and 4 final works were awarded - 2 by lower secondary school students and 2 by upper secondary school students.
…E il ritorno per tutti non fu (Peaky Blinders)
Two upper secondary school classes from Piacenza (Liceo “M. Gioia) mentored by their teachers (Cristina Bonelli and Valeria Caponetti) focused their attention on the Peaky Blinders TV series (2013). Their final work, a PDF document, is graphically very well organised and revolves around the series’ characters, each with his/her own biography. Their work also features a historical section, less detailed, which includes and analyses actual sources, such as a poem and a painting. Overall, the final document focuses on the historical meaning behind a TV series and thus, the actual source section isn’t as detailed as the Peaky Blinders one, but nevertheless it has been positively reviewed.
Il Secondo Delitto
Two upper secondary school classes from Piacenza (ISII “G. Marconi) mentored by their teachers (Laura Chiozza and Annamaria Fumi) have uploaded their video to YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0NW_vpn9DE). It features a series of pictures and illustrations and a narrator’s voice and tells the true story of murder that took place in 1924 not far from Piacenza, right during the initial stage of the fascist regime. Ms. Fumi had also met in person with one of the individuals involved and this has helped the students to have an idea of what happened. This work has also been well received, mainly thanks to the well-paced storytelling and quality illustrations.